French Translation Agencies
Translation is a growing industry with new translation agencies constantly arriving on the scene. Each translation agency is different with its own language and technology strengths. For example, a translation agency may or may not offer French translation, depending on its business model. Even French translation agencies differ from one another, with some choosing to supplement French translation services with French internationalization, localization, desktop publishing, testing, and globalization consulting services.
French translation agencies provide translations for a wide spectrum of industries, including finance, life sciences, legal, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, information technology, and more. Many French translation companies provide translation services for three basic media: software and associated components, Web sites, and documentation.
French Internationalization (I18n) is the process of enabling back-end technologies to function or support French.
Localization deals primarily with the front-end or linguistic and cosmetic aspects of a software application or Web site, including locale-specific content, cultural correctness, translations, and design. French translation agencies can adapt a product for French-speaking markets by localizing it specifically for those countries.
French Desktop Publishing
French document translation refers to the translation of printed materials such as user guides, medical inserts, financial information, and more. French translation agencies that provide this service are also likely to provide French desktop publishing, which involves maintaining the formatting specifications of the source documents.
In order to ensure your localized French Web site or software application is fully functional and completely adapted to target users, a French translation agency must use experienced French testers and follow a thorough test plan.
French Globalization Consulting Services
Some French translation agencies choose to offer globalization consulting services, which provide consultation and education in areas such as site promotion, target markets analysis, cultural correctness analysis, and more.
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