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Catalan Localization

Catalan Localization

In order to attract Catalan-speaking customers and clients, you will have to familiarize yourself with the idea of Catalan localization. Catalan localization is the process of adapting the language, appearance, and functionality of a product or website for Catalan-speaking regions in Spain and France. Catalan presents a variety of unique challenges to Catalan-speaking localization professionals.

Catalan Localization

To ensure a positive reception of your software, website, and documentation, it is a good idea to work with an experienced localization company. Your localization service provider should employ native Catalan-speaking teams of localization specialists who understand how to anticipate and solve the myriad of potential Catalan localization issues.

Some examples of localization issues:

Website Issues Localization Requirements
Color scheme Inoffensive colors for example
Date, time, currency formats Change to standard Catalan formats
eCommerce payments Enable various payment methods such as bank transfers

 

Software Issues Localization Requirements
Time-to-market Translation memory tools help speed translation
High user expectations Testers should be Catalan speakers

 

Documentation Issues Localization Requirements
Text length Accommodate possible text expansion/contraction
Printing Catalan fonts Embed fonts in PDF file for printer

 


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