Localization Best Practices

Best Practices to Consider Before Embarking on a Translation - Localization Project

best localization practicesSo you have decided to localize your product and are ready to delve into the project. Before you do, make sure you familiarize yourself with localization best practices — the do’s and don’ts of how to turn your efforts into a glowing success.

Best Localization Practices

In this post, we are summarizing some of the posts that we previously published relating to the process of localizing your product. Click on any of the titles below to view the full post text.

Authoring for Localization

Often writers work in the context of their own language without giving much thought to the ramifications of their writing style for accurately conveying their original meaning in another language.

Writers need not be fluent in other languages to create documents that translate well. This post offers basic guidelines that will not only improve the chances of successful localization, but also enhance the quality of the source language. Click on the title to learn about authoring for translation best practices from an experienced localization professional.

Taking Full Advantage of Single-Sourcing and Succeeding

It has been over thirty years since tech writers identified the benefits of single-sourcing, yet its use in the industry still falls short of its full potential.

It is no secret that single-sourcing opens in a new window can save time and money for any publisher that releases the same content into many formats, media, or channels. Click on the title to learn more about single-sourcing for localization best practices.

Localization Processes

Choosing the correct localization process is essential to the long-term success of any international product. Yes, translation is the key task in the initial localization, but translation reuse will become the most important consideration after the first product release.

Applying the correct localization process to facilitate translation reuse can mean the difference between an international product release on time and an international product released after your target date. The guidelines in this post will help you choose the process for localization best practices that will meet your strategic needs.

Do’s and Don’ts When Localizing Art

This post contains simple but very powerful facts about working with art during localization projects. So crucial are the best practices that we describe here, you’ll wonder why you never thought of them before!

Click on the title to discover how you can use art best localization practices  in your next localization project.

Are Last-Minute Updates Wreaking Havoc with Your Localization Budget?

Last-minute updates to the source files always throw a wrench to the localization planning and efforts when everyone tolerates it the least — just before the project is due for release.

Click on the title to read step-by-step instructions on how to deal with these updates in an efficient, stress-free manner. Turn this daunting task into a forte!


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