If you have Italian clients, customers, or employees, you will need Italian translation services in order to reach them in their own language. There are over 62 million speakers of Italian worldwide, the majority of which live in Italy. Although many Italian speakers have some facility with English, websites, software, and documentation should all be translated into Italian for best results in Italy.
Italian translation is just one part of a larger process known as Italian globalization. Italian globalization is the process of adapting your products (software, documentation, and websites) functionally, linguistically, and culturally for Italian speakers worldwide.
Research by IDC has shown that customers are four times as likely to buy if website content is presented in their language. Italian translation services for websites range from simple (such as a straight HTML-based Italian website) to complex (such as a dynamic, database-driven Italian web application). Your website translation company should have the capability to translate text from source files such as HTML/XML, applets, database exports, CGI scripts, Java scripts, graphic files, ASP files, or FLASH files.
Italian software translation services, more appropriately called “localization” services, are needed to create an authentic Italian software user experience. Online help, menu commands, and installation instructions should be fully translated into Italian. Your software translation company should have the ability to deal with programming, scripting, and mark-up languages such as Java, VB and ASP, XML and ASP, C/C++, and Visual Basic.
Italian document translation refers to the translation of printed materials such as books, user guides, promotional brochures, and financial information. Different industries generate different kinds of documents such as instruction manuals, packaging, and marketing materials, all of which must be linguistically and aesthetically consistent with the original. Common layout applications include QuarkXpress, FrameMaker, Word, and InDesign, while graphics are often created and edited in Illustrator or PhotoShop.
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