In order to attract Chinese-speaking customers and clients, you will have to familiarize yourself with the idea of Simplified Chinese localization. Simplified Chinese localization is the process of adapting the language, appearance, and functionality of a product or website for Chinese-speaking markets. Simplified Chinese presents a variety of unique challenges to Chinese-speaking localization professionals.
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 Chinese-speaking teams of localization specialists who understand how to anticipate and solve the myriad of potential Simplified Chinese localization issues.
Some examples of localization issues:
|Website Issues||Localization Requirements|
|Color scheme||Inoffensive colors for example|
|Date, time, currency formats||Change to standard Chinese 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 Chinese speakers|
|Documentation Issues||Localization Requirements|
|Text length||Accommodate possible text expansion/contraction|
|Printing Chinese fonts||Embed fonts in PDF file for printer|
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