Klarna Docs - Language, locale, and translations

Language, locale, and translations

This article explains how language, locale, and translations work for the Klarna payment method in Shopify.

Klarna configures the translations for the Klarna payment method. For each supported language, one translation is available. Read more about it in the Shopify documentation.

Note the following rules which govern which translation is displayed in the checkout:

  • The displayed translation isn't determined by the customer's country or storefront language.
  • The translation used in the store's checkout is determined by the store's single checkout language, which is configured in the store’s Shopify admin under Settings > Checkout and accounts > Manage checkout language.

The following table shows translated payment method name in each language:

LanguageTranslated payment method name
CzechKlarna - Zaplať ve 3 splátkách
DanishKlarna - Betal nu eller senere
DutchKlarna - Betaal nu of betaal later
EnglishKlarna - Flexible payments
FinnishKlarna - Maksa heti tai myöhemmin
FrenchKlarna - Payer maintenant, ou plus tard
GermanKlarna - Sofort oder später bezahlen
GreekKlarna - 3 άτοκες δόσεις
HungarianKlarna - Fizetés most vagy fizetés később
ItalianKlarna - Paga in 3 rate
NorwegianKlarna - Betal nå eller senere
PolishKlarna - Kup teraz, zapłać później
PortugeseKlarna - 3 pagamentos sem juros
SpanishKlarna - Paga a plazos sin intereses
SwedishKlarna - Betala nu eller senare

Currently, payment methods can’t be renamed for Shopify Plus merchants via custom scripts. This is a known constraint and you can read more about it in this Klarna.Docs article.

Prior to July 2022, the payment method name was Klarna.

The locale for Klarna payments hosted payment page is set based on the store's language concatenated with the customer's billing address country. For example, the English language selected for a customer with a US billing address entered in Shopify checkout would result in a request locale of en-US when Klarna payments is loaded. If the requested locale is supported by Klarna payments, per Available purchase countries, currencies and locales, the locale will be honored. If the locale isn't supported, English is used as a fallback.

Locale isn't configurable in Klarna. You can configure your store's language in the Shopify admin under Settings > Languages.

One way to check a store's Shopify language is via the browser’s developer tools, for example, by entering Shopify.locale in your browser's developer tools’ Console, as shown on the following snippet.


Enter Shopify.locale in the Developer tools' console to check a Shopify store's language.

You can check a store's Shopify language in your console.

You can check a store's Shopify language in your console.

In summary:

  • Klarna provides translations for the Klarna payment method.
  • For each supported language, one translation is available determined by the store's checkout language configuration. 
  • The locale for Klarna Payments' hosted payment page is associated with the store's language and the customer's billing address country. 
  • Locale configuration is available in the Shopify admin settings.