Localization and Internationalization

Localization and Internationalization

Liaison Multilingual Services, Inc. offers comprehensive localization and internationalization services.  In an increasingly connected world, one must be sure that those connections created are easily understood by all of their clients.

Localization necessitates a comprehensive rethinking of logic, visual design or presentation in a given locale.  Adapting to culture is a part of localization.  This is particularly important when providing a service or product in locations where cultures and customs are different from one’s own.  Literal translations of materials are not always sufficient, and a greater understanding of the target culture is necessary to produce a culturally appropriate and accurate translation of materials.  This is where Liaison Multilingual’s expertise is especially valuable.

Localization can entail customization related to:

  • Use of currency
  • Varying legal requirements
  • Numeric, time and date formats
  • Keyboard usage
  • Icons, symbols and colors
  • Culturally appropriate imagery and ideas

Localization and Internationalization, are often thought to be one and the same. Internationalization is the design and development of a product, application or document content, which enables for easy localization for target audiences. Ideally, internationalization occurs as a fundamental step in the design and development process.

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