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Using Images in Multiple Languages

If you have images with text in them, and you translate to multiple languages, you may have a need for language variants for images, for instance screenshots of software. This is easily handled by Paligo without any need for keeping track of the variants in your topics.

Each image object in the Media Library can keep track of multiple variants in different languages. You only need to add the default image in your topics.

  1. To add language variants for an image, click the image in the Media Library.

    The image dialog opens, where you have a dropdown for language variants.

  2. Select a language. This switches the preview, and if there is no image variant for that language yet, you will see a question mark symbol in the preview.

  3. Click the button Upload image. This adds an image specifically for this language.

  4. When you have uploaded it, click Preview all variants if you want to see all language variants you have added.

Once you have multiple language variants Paligo will automatically select the right language variant when you publish to different languages.

Batch importing image language variants

If you are going to import lots of images, all with one or more language variants, it could become tedious to do so one by one.

You can then use the batch import of language variants. This works by naming convention, meaning that you upload images that have the same name as existing images but with a language suffix:

  1. First upload your default language images, if they are not already uploaded.

  2. Then with your language specific images, make sure they have the same name as the default images, but with the added language prefix. For example, for Swedish, use "sv" as the suffix:

    Default language image

    Swedish image




    You'll find a list of the correct language suffixes here (use the ones in the first code column): ISO 639-1 Language Codes

  3. Select Upload images in the Content Manager as you usually upload images.

  4. Now check the box Enable variants.

  5. Upload the images with the language suffix.

  6. Once uploaded, the language variants will have been added to the same image object in the Content Manager as the default image. You can click one of the default language images, and select Preview all variants to see them.

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