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Simplified Chinese Localization

Simplified Chinese Localization

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.

Simplified Chinese 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 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 IssuesLocalization Requirements
Color schemeInoffensive colors for example
Date, time, currency formatsChange to standard Chinese formats
eCommerce paymentsEnable various payment methods such as bank transfers


Software IssuesLocalization Requirements
Time-to-marketTranslation memory tools help speed translation
High user expectationsTesters should be Chinese speakers


Documentation IssuesLocalization Requirements
Text lengthAccommodate possible text expansion/contraction
Printing Chinese fontsEmbed fonts in PDF file for printer


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