Adapting software for foreign markets - software translation and localisation
To be successful, software designed for the global marketplace needs to be adapted to each separate linguistic environment. NZTC International has developed considerable in-house expertise in this field. We can assist your software localisation project by translating:
- The software’s graphical user interface (GUI) and resource strings, including user interface QA and resizing to accommodate languages
- Online help and support manuals
- End user licensing agreements and other documentation
The high standards of our Quality Assured Translations are applied to all localisation translation projects.
We are happy to provide advice on which aspects of your software should be localised and make you aware of any potential issues that should be considered as part of the localisation process.
Localisation translation projects are rarely simple or straightforward. However, we have the latest localisation software, including the world-leading SDL Passolo 2009, as well as all the necessary skills and experience to make your localisation project a stress-free experience.
Contact us if you would like us to prepare an obligation-free quote for your localisation project.
Other considerations include legal aspects (age restrictions and sensitivity ratings, depending on different countries and states), as well as modification of graphics and images based on the cultural preferences of certain markets.
Cultural adaptation in video games encompasses more than just the use of words – the adaptation of images and graphics is just as important for ensuring that the game is embraced by users in the target market.
NZTC can provide consulting as well as full services on the following games adaptation considerations:
- Cultural sensitivity
- Translation of script, game text strings
- Use of art, background images, graphics and themes
- Voiceover/subtitling of character and user dialogues
- In-market digital advertising
- Game user manual localisation
- Testing and debugging
Please call our friendly team on 0800 366 4000, or +64 4 801 4814 for international clients. Alternatively, please use our enquiry form for an obligation-free consultation and quote.