Translating image alt text in multiple languages

chernevs
Tourist
3 0 1

Dear Shopify community, I have a multilingual store and one of the options I am looking for is to translate and adapt the image (media) Alt text. I could not find such feature, therefore I am updating alt text in multiple languages within the same image. I would be thankful if someone can share better advise.

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richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
632 91 155

Hi @chernevs , it's not currently possible. The workaround (which it sounds like you're doing) is to upload the image twice with different alt text and 'translate the image' in Translate & Adapt to the same image but with different alt text.

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

Stoyka_Dimitrov
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

Could you explain that a little bit more?

PosterPhotos
Tourist
6 0 3

Hello, we have to stop attracting people by saying that shopify is multilingual, it's not the case. I had to fiddle with custom liquid in many places to try to translate my site. And now I'm also stuck with the alt of images, if I'd known that I wouldn't have come to this platform, it's a lie, shopify isn't really multilingual.

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
632 91 155

Hi @PosterPhotos custom liquid can be made translatable using translation keys, though it is not trivial: https://www.shopify.com/uk/partners/blog/translation-keys . Without third party apps or custom coding there are very few parts of a Shopify store that are not translatable (e.g. tags are not).

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

PosterPhotos
Tourist
6 0 3

Goodnight and thank you for your response. In fact, it is not a solution within everyone's reach, which on a platform that announces multilingualism should be the basis. For the alt of images it's the same thing, what's the point of translating your site if something quite important like this is not possible without special development. I'll keep looking but I'm sorry it's not normal that basic multilingual features are not included. Or you have to say before you register if you want a completely multilingual site you will pay 10 times more for your site than elsewhere. Have a good evening