I have a website with a product catalog of more than 500 products. I'm using Drupal Commerce and have created a product display content type to group several SKUs under a single product page.
I'm using the i18n module because I need a multilingual website.
Once the data entry is done (for the English section), the catalog must be totally translated into all the other languages, and that means a huge amount of work. Can this step (translation of product display contents) be automated in any way?
Please note: I just need all the products to be visible in all the active languages, at present there are no "string" product fields to translate.
By "automated" I mean that I start from creating product display pages in one language, and then I need product display pages in each of the defined languages; I'm looking for an automated way to create product display nodes in other languages instead of having to manually translate each page.
I've accepted the answer below because it does provide a solution to the problem and it's not a workaround, anyway it's not the way I took.
How I made it work
- I set product display pages as language neutral.
- I translated all the product page fields' labels, and then all the select lists' values.
At that point, I was faced with an hybrid page, with translated labels and untranslated values. I wondered why, until I found this page, mentioned in this post. That is, I...
went to Administration > Structure > Content types.
Click on Product page > Manage display.
Set format to Default translated, Link (localized) or Plain text (localized) depending on the field type.