What I meant is that I have the i18n module installed and configured for content and taxonomies, this is what I need

I have a taxonomy called "Colors" I have translated all the terms of this taxonomy from spanish to english

I have a term reference field in a content type that points to the taxonomy "Colors"

While I create the the node of that content type and try to select a color, the select list shows me all the colors in english and spanish, is there a way of update that term reference select list to show only the terms for the selected language for that node?

Check the image and you will understand what I mean enter image description here

If you check the image I selected in the list as language spanish, but in the color checkboxes it shows me all the terms in both languages (English & Spanish)

How to show the terms depending of the selected language while creating the node?

This is the image of the translated and original taxonomy terms in Spanish and English enter image description here

  • What Translation mode you have selected for "Colors"? Did you translate the term or you created seperate term for each language?
    – msmani
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 8:18
  • In the edit page of the taxonomy I checked "Translate. Different terms will be allowed for each language and they can be translated."
    – svelandiag
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 14:17
  • Then can you post your term list and edit page screenshot
    – msmani
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 14:21
  • when you edit a term there will be a select box called Language, can you tell me what value you have for each term.
    – msmani
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 15:30
  • ok I added the the image of the taxonomy term list
    – svelandiag
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 16:36

2 Answers 2


Try selecting Localize. Terms are common for all languages, but their name and description may be localized as the Translation mode, after that remove the terms that you added separately for Spanish language and edit each term that are there in English and translate it to Spanish.


If you want different colors for each languages, set "Translate. Different terms will be allowed for each language and they can be translated." in the vocabolary terms, after check in admin/config/regional/i18n/select -> Select taxonomy terms by language

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