Localization (I10n) is the process of adapting software products so that they can be used in other countries and regions. Software localization entails much more than document translation, since there are several linguistic and technical requirements that must be taken into account. Very often the localization process runs simultaneously with the developing phase, while in other cases a customer may wish to localize an already developed product. Before localization can take place, the product should be first internationalized. Internationalization (I18N) is the process of preparing your software so that it can be adapted to specific locales.
Software localization goes far beyond simply translating text strings. Adapting a software product to other languages and regions requires not only excellent language skills, but also technical knowledge and experience, together with a deep familiarization of the product at hand. Text expansion, which occurs in most cases when translating from English to other languages, can lead to problems with the GUI’s character limitations. In some cases, readjusting the GUI may be needed to properly fit translated text.
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If your software exists in only one language, you are limiting your product to your local market or region. Translating your software documentation and manuals is just part of the process. In order for your product to function flawlessly in other languages, UI/GUI, help files and other components need to be properly localized as well. The final localized version should look and feel as if the software was created originally for that particular language and region
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OUR LOCALIZATION PROJECTS INCLUDE
- User Manuals and Guides
- Online Help
- Software Documentation
- End User License Agreements
- VoIP Systems
- Desktop Applications
- Mobile Applications
- Financial Software
- Audio Editing Software
- Medical Devices Software
Some of our Software Localization Clients
- Bankware / Sungard
- Phillips Medical