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Configure Localization Settings

In the system configuration, you can define the localization options, such as primary location, address formatting method, system timezone, calendar year settings, temperature and wind speed units on the map. Furthermore, you can set the default language of the application UI elements.

Additionally, you can provide the translation for all the content elements of your storefront (e.g. product names, descriptions, catalog titles, SEO attributes, etc.):

  1. Click the Translations icon next to the required content element to provide spelling for different languages.
Translation icon on the edit content tree page
  1. When the corresponding localization is enabled in the system configuration, the corresponding content translation is displayed in the storefront upon selecting this localisation.
Language switcher in the storefront

The system configuration of the localization settings is available on three levels: globally, per organization, and per user. The configuration steps are provided below:

Customize Localization Settings Globally

  1. Navigate to the localization settings:

    1. Click System > Configuration in the main menu.

    2. In the System Configuration menu to the left, expand General Setup and click Localization.

      Note

      For faster navigation between the configuration menu sections, use Quick Search.

    The following page is displayed:

    Global localization configuration options

    Configure the required options by clearing the Use Default check box and providing your own data.

  2. In the Location Options section, provide:

    • Primary Location and Format Address Per Country — Define the address formatting to be applied.

      If Format Address Per Country is enabled and the country-specific formatting is enabled for the instance, the address will be displayed in compliance with the rules specified for the country. For example, if the chosen country is China, the address is displayed as follows:

      • ZIP code
      • Country
      • State, City
      • Street
      • First and Last name

      whereas, for the US it is:

      • First and Last name
      • Street name
      • CITY NAME, STATE CODE, COUNTRY, ZIP code

      Otherwise, the Primary Location formatting is applied.

    • Timezone — Defines the timezone to be applied for all the time settings defined in the instance. If the time-zone is changed, all the time settings (e.g. due dates of tasks), time of reminders, etc. change correspondingly. The default value is(UTC -08:00) America/Los Angeles.

    • First Quarter Starts On — Defines the quarter start date. The default value is January, 1.

  3. In the Map Settings, provide:

    • Temperature Unit and Wind Speed Unit to display the weather on the map. The default values are Fahrenheit and miles per hour (MPH).

      Weather on a map
  4. In the Localization Settings, provide:

    • Default Localization — The default language of the management console and storefront UI. The list of available languages depends on the localizations added to the Enabled Localizations list.

    • Enabled Localizations — The list of localizations is generated automatically based on the data preconfigured in the System > Localization > Localizations menu.

      All supported localizations added to this list are displayed in the language switcher in the storefront.

      Language switcher in the storefront

      In addition, they determine the languages available for the email notifications. If there is an email template for the supported language, the users who have selected that specific language on the storefront, receive localized notifications.

      Language tabs in email templates

      Note

      Refer to the Localizations section for more details.

  5. Click Save Settings.

Customize Localization Settings per Organization

To define the custom localization options for a particular organization:

  1. Navigate to System > User management > Organizations in the main menu.

  2. For the necessary organization, hover over the More Options menu to the right and click to start editing the configuration.

  3. Select System Configuration > General Setup > Localization in the menu to the left.

    Note

    For faster navigation between the configuration menu sections, use Quick Search.

    The following page is displayed:

    Localization configuration options per organization

    Here, you can configure the following options by clearing the Use System check box and providing your own data.

  4. In the Location Options section, provide:

    • Primary Location and Format Address Per Country — Define the address formatting to be applied.

      If Format Address Per Country is enabled and the country-specific formatting is enabled for the instance, the address will be displayed in compliance with the rules specified for the country. For example, if the chosen country is China, the address is displayed as follows:

      • ZIP code
      • Country
      • State, City
      • Street
      • First and Last name

      whereas, for the US it is:

      • First and Last name
      • Street name
      • CITY NAME, STATE CODE, COUNTRY, ZIP code

      Otherwise, the Primary Location formatting is applied.

    • Timezone — Defines the timezone to be applied for all the time settings defined in the instance. If the time-zone is changed, all the time settings (e.g. due dates of tasks), time of reminders, etc. change correspondingly. The default value is(UTC -08:00) America/Los Angeles.

    • First Quarter Starts On — Defines the quarter start date. The default value is January, 1.

    • Currency — Select the default currency for the current organization.

  5. In the Map Settings, select the Temperature Unit and Wind Speed Unit to display the weather on the map. The default values are Fahrenheit and miles per hour (MPH).

    Weather on a map
  6. In the Localization Settings, provide:

    • Default Localization — The default language of the management console and storefront UI for the current organization. The list of available languages depends on the localizations added to the Enabled Localizations list on the global level.

    • Enabled Localizations — The list of localizations is generated automatically based on the data preconfigured in the System > Localization > Localizations menu.

      All supported localizations added to this list are displayed in the language switcher in the storefront.

      Language switcher in the storefront

      In addition, they determine the languages available for the email notifications. If there is an email template for the supported language, the users who have selected that specific language on the storefront, receive localized notifications.

      Language tabs in email templates
  7. Click Save Settings.

Customize Localization Settings per User

To define the custom localization options for a particular user:

  1. Navigate to System > User management > Users in the main menu.

  2. For the necessary user, hover over the More Options menu to the right and click to start editing the configuration.

  3. Select System Configuration > General Setup > Localization in the menu to the left.

    Note

    For faster navigation between the configuration menu sections, use Quick Search.

    The following page is displayed:

    Localization configuration options per user

    Here, you can configure the following options by clearing the Use Organization check box and providing your own data:

  4. In the Location Options section, provide:

    • Primary Location and Format Address Per Country — Define the address formatting to be applied.

      If Format Address Per Country is enabled and the country-specific formatting is enabled for the instance, the address will be displayed in compliance with the rules specified for the country. For example, if the chosen country is China, the address is displayed as follows:

      • ZIP code
      • Country
      • State, City
      • Street
      • First and Last name

      whereas, for the US it is:

      • First and Last name
      • Street name
      • CITY NAME, STATE CODE, COUNTRY, ZIP code

      Otherwise, the Primary Location formatting is applied.

    • Timezone — Defines the timezone to be applied for all the time settings defined in the instance. If the time-zone is changed, all the time settings (e.g. due dates of tasks), time of reminders, etc. change correspondingly. The default value is(UTC -08:00) America/Los Angeles.

  5. In the Map Settings, select the Temperature Unit and Wind Speed Unit to display the weather on the map. The default values are Fahrenheit and miles per hour (MPH).

    Weather on a map
  6. In the Localization Settings, provide:

    • Default Localization — The default language of the management console and storefront UI for the current website. The list of available languages depends on the localizations added on the global level.
  7. Click Save Settings.

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