Can't find checkout and system field in language export, what am I missing?

Can't find checkout and system field in language export, what am I missing?

hazzardt
Tourist
22 0 1

Hey,

 

am I missing something or is the export button missing a bunch of translations? The whole point of me exporting the language is so I could translate "checkout and system" field. But I can't find anything related to it in the csv file. I export "All" content, including metafields. Am I missing something or not properly checking?

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richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 95 160

Hi @hazzardt , you are correct that Default theme content is not included in the CSV. This is because most of the time in most used languages these translations are included in the theme. E.g. in free Shopify themes they're included for these 33 languages. We didn’t see a big use case for merchants to override a big portion of those default translations (but do share yours to see if we're missing something) and they can be manually translated or edited in Translate & Adapt, under Default theme content.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

hazzardt
Tourist
22 0 1

Hello! Yes the whole reason was to translate from English to Slovenian. Because it is not translated yet in Slovenian language:

 

Checkout and System

Slovenian translations are not available for the cart, checkout, search, gift card, password, 404, or customer account

 

Unless I'm missing something?

hazzardt
Tourist
22 0 1

Hmm, seems like you are correct. I get the error I posted before with my current theme version, but don't have this problem with Dawn theme or my previous theme version. Any idea what could cause this?

 

EDIT: Upon checking, I however do not see any translation with Dawn theme either. Al though it says it is available. Same thing for Croatian language. The only language it shows for is Spanish.

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 95 160

Hi @hazzardt , I'm going to give you a strange sounding workaround. It only works for Slovenian and a few other languages (Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian) due to a historical quirk with how languages are setup on Shopify. Follow these instructions:

Go to Online Store > Theme > Click the ... menu on the current theme and go to Edit code

 

Then click Locales, and scroll down until you find sl-SL.json. Hover over the pencil to edit, and then change it to just sl.json. That's it

 

Go to Translate & Adapt and 'Default theme content' to verify that if you are Translating Slovenian you should now see it pre-populated with professional Slovenian translations. 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

hazzardt
Tourist
22 0 1

Thanks! Seemed to do the job, however "checkout and system" is still not showing any translation. Should it be translated as well?

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 95 160

Hey @hazzardt , ok another workaround. Sorry for this but it's the way to get you where you need to be. Go to Translate & Adapt > Default theme content > Checkout and system, then auto-translate in the editor (button in the top right, under save). It'll take about 5-10 mins. This will give you auto-translated checkout translations, which are pretty accurate. However, to check they are correct there is an extra step you can take. Go to Settings > Languages and change your store's default language to Slovenian (Slovenia). You'll have Slovenian (Slovenia) as the default language and Slovenian as a translated language. Go to Translate & Adapt > Default theme content> Checkout and system, and you'll see Slovenian (Slovenia) on the left, with professional translations, and Slovenian on the right, with auto translations. Compare the two, and make any necessary changes by copying from the left to the right. Make sure to save.

 

When done, go back to Settings > Languages and change your default language to whatever it was before. And you'll then be done. Laborious I appreciate, but this will get you to fully translated Slovenian.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.