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Liftoff and Language Translation

Updated: Aug 30, 2023


Liftoff has multiple capabilities to support global ecommerce! These include real-time conversion from USD to over 100 different currencies and tax calculations for various countries. Alongside this, we also have the ability to translate your variable Pageflex print templates from English to Chinese (simplified or traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish!


Does Liftoff support site language translation?

Although Liftoff does support international commerce including shipping to countries outside of the US as well as displaying non-US currencies based on that day's exchange rate, when it comes to translating a website itself, we recommend relying on your browser's native language translation. Most modern internet browsers support this, such as Chrome, Edge, and Safari. Here are a few steps to access your preferred browser’s language translation features!


Microsoft Edge

In your settings within the Edge browser, select “languages.” Here, you can choose your preferred languages and rank them from most to least used!


As shown below, you can find the translation command on the right side of the address bar on any foreign language page that you’re looking to translate.

The symbol that you will want to select looks like this:

Using Edge’s page translation technology, here’s our blog in French!




Google Chrome





Google Chrome can auto-translate foreign language pages for you! You can opt-in to use this feature in your account settings. From here, you can choose what languages you’d like automatically translated.




Here’s an example using Chrome’s translation capabilities:


This is Le Monde, a popular French newspaper.




Using the Chrome translate button on the right side of the address bar, we can choose the language we would prefer to view the page in.



Et voila! The page is now translated into English.




Safari

When using Safari, you can find the translation option on the right-hand side of

the address bar. It will be represented by this symbol:


Selecting this symbol will allow you to select your language of choice and begin the page translation process.

Let's try on the Japanese Yahoo Auctions homepage!



Once you click the symbol, you will then be prompted to allow the webpage to be translated into your preferred language.





Here’s the result!

Safari’s native translation feature is relatively quick and easy to use. Give it a try!





Overall, internet browsers with native language translation are incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. With just a few clicks, users can translate web pages into their preferred language, allowing them to easily access information and communicate with others in a way that is comfortable and familiar. These features are especially important in today's globalized world, where communication and understanding across language barriers are essential. With the continued development of these translation features, internet browsers are becoming even more accessible and inclusive, making the internet a more connected and diverse space for all users.



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