Software Localization

Software Localization

What is Software Localization?

Software localization is a process that goes way beyond a mere translation. It is the adaption of the User Interface and any related documentation of a software application to the language, culture and outlook of the users in the countries or regions where the software or application will be marketed.

A properly localized software application is able to provide an enhanced user experience in multiple regions. This can translate into more active users, better reviews, more downloads and hence, more potential revenues.

A Flexible approach

When it comes to software localization, flexibility is key. Whether you are looking to localize an enterprise client-server application, a desktop application, a web application or a mobile application, Arancho Doc is always ready to adapt our tools and processes to fit your needs.

Our aim is to help you release localized products that are technically, linguistically and functionally sound, so you can provide a great user experience and accessibility to your customers, regardless of their location and cultural background.

The Software Localization Process

At Arancho Doc, we know by experience that there is no such thing as a standard localization project. That’s why we always tailor our processes around the work at hand and not the other way around.

Our localization processes are flexible so that we can devise and define a solution that is tailor-made to fit your requirements and is aligned with your development methodology. However, there are a series of steps that are applicable to the vast majority of localization projects.

Arancho Doc can help you define the best process and tools for the localization of software applications, including on-line help and user interface. We provide a complete software localization service from start to finish.

Our processes usually include the following stages:

  • Project analysis and evaluation
  • Terminology research
  • Extraction of translatable content
  • Translation and revision
  • QA checks
  • Compilation of translated files
  • Testing

Where possible, we use tools that have been specifically designed to manage localization projects. These allow us to optimize the software localization process through key features like:

  • Translation leverage from previous versions
  • Real-time preview and resizing of dialog boxes and menus
  • Management of hotkeys and shortcuts

The Software Localization Team

The success of your localization project lies with the expertise and experience of your Localization Team. Software localization projects require a great deal of planning, project management and resources coordination.

At Arancho Doc, our Engineering Lead and Program Manager will work directly with your development team to identify the most appropriate tools and processes for your project.

The front line staff will be supported by a back end team consisting of Engineers, Quality Assurance Managers, Language Champions, Terminologists and Vendor Managers.

If you are wondering how we can help you localize your software application, please feel free to contact us.

By | 2017-06-06T13:17:07+00:00 September 15th, 2010|Multimedia, Online Content, Software and Apps, Technical Documentation|

About the Author:

The Arancho Doc Group is a recognized force within the international language industry. Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, the Arancho Doc Group provides language services and solutions to large corporations and multinationals from its strategic network of offices across Europe. By combining innovative technological solutions with in-depth knowledge of translation and localization processes, Arancho Doc is the ideal long-term language and communication partner of global companies. Arancho Doc is an SAP Partner and is certified according to the ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 Quality Standards

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