The majority of our translation requests is for French or German, as they are our closest and largest trading partners. We only use qualified translators from CIoL and ITI to translate your text. We offer delivery in html, thereby reducing the chance of mistakes when being pasted by a third party who would not be French speaking. It also decreases the cost and delivery time, getting your website translated and online quicker. We can advise on the 'keywords' you want to use in French to see if the translation is suitable and productive.
Instead of translating your entire website you can opt to translate only the core pages, those that your visitors regularly see. Some pages are rarely seen, so may not be worth translating and would not be worth continually updating in French.
In general the text translated from English to French will expand by about 10%. Conversely, your French to English translation text will contract by around 10%.
This 'expansion factor' can cause problems with areas on your website that have a fixed space or area for the text/translation, like buttons. This can be done by using .svg symbols instead of text.
Sending us the source files is better than copying content into a word document, as this method will not include:
These are extremely important in appearing where you want in the Search engine rankings (serps) in your different language.
We can help you with optimizing your multilingual website for different countries, but the terminology our translators prefer (however correct or appropriate) might be VERY different from what your customers are using to find you.
You must understand how your customers search online to effectively achieve high rankings and good online results. You should do research on what the major local search engines are and what your competition is doing so we can concentrate on translating keywords the way you want.
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Localization is the process of translating a piece of software or a web site (eg: menu commands, help, tool bars, etc.) from one language to another without disturbing the code base. This is done by using specialized software like Catalyst.