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Enter New Markets

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Today, becoming an international business is only a few clicks away. The online world has made entering new markets effortless. On the other hand, the ease of serving foreign customers can trick us into thinking that being international might be easy too.

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What Is Localization?

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Localization is the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or market. Localization is an important part of every new foreign market entry, because it ensures that the brand speaks the same language as the potential customer.

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What Is A Localization Tool?

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A localization tool is a specialized software that helps software developers, project managers, and translators to localize software, applications, documents, and other content. With a localization tool, the translation quality can be increased and the consistency is maintained.

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Standard Localization Process

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The standard localization process is logical and it guarantees the best localization quality. There are many steps to follow but the effort will be worth it in the end.

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My First Localization Project – Step by Step

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Here is an example of a software localization project. Screenshots and descriptions walk through the project step by step. Although the example demonstrates a localization project of a small Windows application, the same steps are followed in most localization projects.

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Localization Best Practices

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Localization is not about you and your workload. It’s about making your customers’ lives easier. Keeping this and the other best practices in mind will eventually make your work easier and more controlled.

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Localization Common Mistakes

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Localization is a perfect example of a multitask project. With its many steps and project participants, a localization project can slow down or get lost quite easily. A localization project can book a lot of resources, and thus it is wise to know all the potential pitfalls and common mistakes.

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