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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Creative translations

In Chapter 2, Successful Magento Installation, we learned how to create store views in different languages. But, as you can see in the previous screenshot, you have the ability to assign a theme in a field called Translations. This is a very under-documented, yet creative feature of Magento, so let's tackle the discussion now.

First, the purpose of Translations is to allow you to specify a different output for various text elements of your site. With the language translation files we installed in Chapter 2, Successful Magento Installation, a number of standard text labels, such as My Account, Checkout, and so on are translated into the desired language. These language files reside in your /app/locale directory and are triggered ...

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