AddSearch allows automatic language detection of your pages based on language meta tags. When your users search, the language of the search results matches the language of the search page. This way your users never get confused by search results displayed in other languages.

Multilingual support is available to Professional, Premium and Enterprise plans.

Can I disable language detection?

There are cases where you may want to display pages with all the languages together in the results. For instance, if you have most of your pages in English and only a few press releases in another language.

To disable automatic language detection, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your AddSearch Account
  2. Go to Other settings under Setup
  3. Switch Automatic language detection to Off to disable language detection
  4. Click Save to submit changes

Picture of languafe detection user interface in AddSearch Dashboard.

Disabling automatic language detection allows you to show the search results in all languages. Disabling the automatic language detection takes effect immediately and does not require a re-crawl.

Determining page’s language

AddSearch uses two methods to determine the language of a page. If you have a multilingual website and are seeing different languages mixed together in your search results, please review that you’re using either of these methods to tell AddSearch the language of the page:

1. Set the language in the HTML tag

Include the lang or xml:lang attribute in the HTML tag, as follows:

<html lang="es">
<html xml:lang="es">

2. Set the language using a meta tag

Include a dc.language or content-language meta tag in the HEAD section of your page, as follows:

<meta name="dc.language" content="es" />
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es" />

The examples above set the language to Spanish.

Language information in PDF files

Your PDF files need to have Language meta information in place. See Adobe’s instructions how set the Language.

Supported languages in the user interface

Our search results box is translated to following languages. If you need another language let us know and we’ll work it out.

  • English
  • Estonian
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Irish (Gaeilge)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish