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Dutch Localization

Dutch Localization

In order to attract Dutch customers and clients, you will have to familiarize yourself with the idea of Dutch localization. Dutch localization is the process of adapting the language, appearance, and functionality of a product or Web site for The Netherlands. Dutch presents a variety of unique challenges to Dutch 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 Dutch teams of localization specialists who understand how to anticipate and solve the myriad of potential Dutch localization issues.

Some examples of localization issues:

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

 

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

 

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

 


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