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German Localization

German Localization

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

German 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 German-speaking teams of localization specialists who understand how to anticipate and solve the myriad of potential German localization issues.

Some examples of localization issues:

German Localization: Website IssuesGerman Localization Requirements
Color schemeInoffensive colors for example
Date, time, currency formatsChange to standard German formats
eCommerce paymentsEnable various payment methods such as bank transfers


German Localization: Software IssuesGerman Localization Requirements
Time-to-marketTranslation memory tools help speed translation
High user expectationsTesters should be German speakers


German Localization: Documentation IssuesGerman Localization Requirements
Text lengthAccommodate possible text expansion/contraction
Printing German fontsEmbed fonts in PDF file for printer


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