Create a new language

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To create a language, a user must be an Optimizely Configured Commerce administrator. 

  1. From within the Admin Console, go to Administration > Localization >?Languages.
  2. Select Add New Language.
  3. Fill in the following fields with the information relevant to the language being created:
    1. Language Code: (Required) The ISO 639-1 code for the country and the culture. For example, Spanish for Mexico would be "es-mx".
      Note: This code populates the hreflang attribute for URLs so that search engines can identify the language on a page and serve relevant language results to users searching in that language.
    2. Description: (Required) A short descriptive name of the language being created
    3. Culture Code: In this field (added in version 3.6), populate the language culture name. Typically, this field is left blank, as the scenario for its use is rare. An example, en-US is English in the United States and fr-MC is French in Monaco. A full list of these language culture names can be found at,, or for a small fee.
    4. Image File Path: URL for image file to represent language (commonly used for flag images). The maximum size for this image is 16x16 px
    5. Alternate Languages: Additional alternate language codes for specified language entered as a comma-separated list.
    6. Default System Language: Sets language as the default for the application. This is used as the From language for machine translations using a translation service. English (EN) should be set as the Default System Language.
    7. Has Device-Specific Content: Sets whether device-specific (Desktop, Tablet, or Mobile) content can be created for the specified language.
    8. Has Persona-Specific Content: Sets whether Persona-specific content can be created for the specified language.
    9. Has Customer Segment-Specific Content: Sets whether Customer Segment-specific content can be created for the specified language.
    10. Currency Positioning: Choose the Left or Right radio button to select the side of a price on which the currency symbol appears.
  4. Click Save to save the language record.