Software Localization Services

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What is software localization?

Software localization is the process of translating and adapting a software product to the linguistic, cultural and technical requirements of a target market. It includes both the translation and adaptation of a software, mobile app, and web product plus all related product documentation. The core activities in a localization project include project management, translation, software engineering, testing and desktop publishing.

Typical Software Localization Process

A typical software localization services includes the following steps:

A. Analysis and Preparation of Files

  • Analysis of the project
  • Cultural, technical and linguistic assessment
  • Assessment of the level of its Internationalization
  • Evaluation of tools and resources required
  • Freeze Source Code
  • Terminology Research and Glossary Development
  • Creation of a Localization Kit*
  • Creation of a Project schedule
  • Project Team Setup

B. UI Translation and Adaptation

  • Identify and isolate translatable text strings
  • Finalize UI bilingual glossary
  • Load Translation Memory/Bilingual Glossary created in prior translation projects if any
  • Translate and edit software strings
  • Resize Dialog Boxes
  • Adapt accelerator keys, tool-tips, tab order, menu options, buttons, etc

C. UI Testing and Delivery

  • Functional testing
  • Linguistic testing
  • Client Review of UI
  • Freeze localized UI

D. Documentation Localization

  • Capture Screens and incorporate them into documentation
  • Translate help files and documentation
  • Compile help files
  • Format translated documentation
  • Online Help Testing

E. Review

  • Client Review
  • Implement changes

F. Post Project

  • Update Translation Memory and Glossary
  • Prepare for next release

*Software Localization Kit

MLT works with client to create a localization kit which includes:

  • Localization Schedule Tracking
  • Source files for translation
  • Reference materials/Glossaries
  • Style guide
  • Query Templates
  • Testing instructions
  • Review process

MLT Software Localization Expertise

At MLT, we have the necessary tools, experience, engineering expertise and linguistic resources to carry out complex software localization projects in accordance with the industry standards.

Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation and quote for your localization project, whether it is a complicated ERP system, an online portal, a desktop application, or an iOS or Android smartphone app.

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