News

Localization Support

1/31/2014
Feliz Año Nuevo! We're excited to be rolling out support of multiple languages across Supplyit.  This process is known as "localization" and includes accounting for both language and culture (like dates, time, money, and punctuation).  For instance, a user can have "English" set as their language but "Great Britain" as their culture.  This would present the site in English but would present dates in the format "DD/MM/YY".  Another user with "English" as their language but "US" as their culture would see dates in the format "MM/DD/YY".

Here are a few common questions.

What determines what language I use the site in?
  • Every time your web browser requests a page, it sends a little bit of code that indicates the language and culture.  Click here to learn how to set your browser's language preference.
What languages are supported?
  • We have begun with translating our site's navigation into Spanish and will add additional languages over time.  [Updated 2/13/2014 -- we've added support for Korean.] Additionally, we will be translating other parts of the site such as warning messages, support hints, etc. 
How are prices converted?
  • No conversion is performed between currencies.  If a user enters a value of $1.00 for a price, but another user is viewing the site using Great Britain as the culture, they will see £1.00.  We suggest that all locations within an account use a standard culture to minimize any ambiguity.
How long does adding another language take?  [updated 2/13/2014]
  • Thanks to the power of the tools that we work with, including additional languages in the site is a straight forward process.  For instance, we were able to translate our site navigation into Korean in two days. 

Jera has been working with clients all over the world and we're excited to be able to continue to expand our features to better support them.