Magento Community Edition, 1.9.x
Swatch Localization

If you use a language other than English for attribute values, it is recommended that you upload swatch images to each configurable product record, rather than upload the images to Media Storage. Swatch image file names that are uploaded to Media Storage are also used as CSS classes, and can only include the characters a-z, A-Z, and 0-9. Characters from non-Latin alphabets, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, and Japanese are not recognized by the system.

  • Common Transliteration Values

    character

    Transliteration

    Replacement

    French

    À

    `A

    -a

    Â

    ^A

    -a

    Æ

    AE

    ae

    Ä

    "A

    -a

    Ç

    C

    c

    É

    'E

    -e

    È

    `E

    -e

    Ê

    ^E

    -e

    Ë

    "E

    -e

    Î

    ^I

    -i

    Ï

    "I

    -i

    Ô

    ^O

    -o

    Œ

    OE

    oe

    Ö

    "O

    -o

    Ù

    `U

    -u

    Û

    ^U

    -u

    Ü

    "U

    -u

    Ÿ

    "Y

    -y

    German

    Ä

    "A

    -a

    Ö

    "O

    -o

    Ü

    "U

    -u

    ß

    ss

    ss

    Spanish

    Ñ

    ~N

    -n

    Á

    'A

    -a

    É

    'E

    -e

    Í

    'I

    -i

    Ó

    'O

    -o

    Ú

    'U

    -u