Can someone help me figure out how to translate image alt texts into multiple languages?

Craft-Society
Tourist
5 0 2

Hello, community,

 

My store has 4 languages and  I plan on adding even more.

Most of it is translated using Shopify's Translate & Adapt app - works OK.

I am stuck with Alt text for each image and language. How can I do it? - practically.

 

Thanks,

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michaelivanov
Shopify Partner
31 3 8

Hi @Craft-Society,

Michael from Langify here.

 

You can additionally use Langify to translate your alt texts using the Custom Content feature in 

 

Langify -> Custom -> Product Pages

 

Here's a short guide on how to use the Custom Content feature:

 

https://support.langify-app.com/support/solutions/articles/11000082059-custom-content-translations

 

Here's an example:

 

I'd like to translate the following alt-text which is "grey rounded nike shoes with a large sole":

 

alt 1.png

 

 

To do this I add it in

 

Langify -> Custom -> Product Pages -> Add New Custom Content

 

michael_langify_0-1708973378666.png

 

 

Now I simply auto-translate this text via the green "auto-translate" button to the top right of the custom content:

 

alt 2.png

 

alt 3.png

 

 

And finally check whether the translation shows up on the storefront as expected:

 

alt 4.png

 

I checked the alt-text directly inside the code but you can use a Chrome Extension like Image Alt Text Viewer to make it visible:

https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/image-alt-text-viewer/nhmihbneenlkbjjpbimhegikadfleccd

 

michael_langify_2-1708974035875.png

 

 

 

PS: Langify and Translate & Adapt work well together since both translation apps use the Shopify API to store your translations.

Langify FAQ
https://faq.langify-app.com/
Craft-Society
Tourist
5 0 2

This looks interesting. I will install and check it out. Thanks

Craft-Society
Tourist
5 0 2

PS: Langify and Translate & Adapt work well together since both translation apps use the Shopify API to store your translations.

This is super important.

Baptgrrr
Tourist
7 0 1

Hi @michaelivanov,

Great feature. I work with Translate & Adapt. I'm considering installing Langify only to allow translation of Alt Texts. One question: if I install Langify, do my translations 2-3 times a year and uninstall the Langify application when I'm not using it, will my translations remain in the code?

michaelivanov
Shopify Partner
31 3 8

Hi @Baptgrrr,

Yes, your translations will remain in Shopify and should show up in Translate & Adapt as well since both Translate & Adapt as well as Langify use the Shopify GraphQL API to sync your translations.

 

You can also export your translations either from Langify or export them directly from Shopify anytime you want.

That way you'll always have a backup of your translations just in case.

 

Langify FAQ
https://faq.langify-app.com/