Multilingual feeds mean that your asset is available in multiple languages.
When adding a multilingual feed, Spott will link assets based on its ID in your provided feeds.
Find more general information in the Asset Feeds documentation.
There are two ways to do this:
- Linking separate feeds. For example one in English, one in French.
- Linking one large feed with all languages combined.
One option isn't better than the other one, you can pick the option that comes easier to you.
When working with multiple feeds it's important for both assets (one item in multiple languages) to have the same ID.
When you are adding multiple feeds, you can select that language when connecting the feed.
One single feed
If you have one feed with multiple products, your feed must include each product multiple times in different languages.
To do this, your feed must have a column specifying the language that row is in. This column is expected to be in an ISO-639-1 format (en, de, fr, nl,....). This field is not case sensitive.
Where can I check the connection is set up properly?
When you have set up your feeds, you will be able to check this on the assets themselves. If you click on the details you will see the asset variants on the right side like this:
What language gets served to my visitors?
When a visitor visits your interactive media, Spott will provide the assets in the following order:
1. Embed level
You can force interactive media to always show a certain language. You can set this up when generating your embed code.
This will add a small code like
&language=en to your embed code.
2. Browser language
If you didn't force one single language, the first fallback will be the browser language of the user. This is done automatically.
3. Computer language
If the first two techniques are not available, Spott will try to catch the computer language.
If your asset is not available in the language with any of the above techniques, Spott will pick the first available language.