January 10, 2020 in Certified Translation

What Is Interface Translation

Internet and Localization
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There are only a few things in life that are more important than reliability. If a person is reliable, you will be lucky to have them as your friend. You would know you can count on them to help you whenever you are in trouble. They are the kind of people you rely on to come to you after just one text. Everybody prefers them over the kind of friends who always have an excuse for not showing up when you need them the most. Reliability is one of the best qualities in a person whether they are your friend or your life partner. When you know you can count on someone to be there for you in life, you know you have been lucky.

But reliability isn’t a trait only in people, things also have to be reliable in order for them to be considered good enough. Whenever someone has to buy a car but they can’t spend too much money on it, they will only ask for a reliable vehicle, something that won’t break down in the middle of the road. If they know the car can take them on long drives without breaking down then they have gotten the right vehicle.

All the electronics you buy, whether they are brand new or used, must be reliable in order for them to be worth of your money. You can’t spend money on things that won’t last long or do what they are supposed to do. If a machine isn’t reliable, it is definitely not worth buying. Reliability is an important part of quality so in order for something to be termed high quality, it must be reliable. There are things that become such a huge part of our lives that we start relying on them. Someone who has had a car for a decade wouldn’t know how to go about their day without it. If a friend has been with you since your childhood and they suddenly move to another state, you will feel pretty lost without it.

Interface Translation
Interface Translation

The Internet and Localization:

We also rely on our smartphones and the internet for a lot of things. Since Google always has the answers, we expect it to never fail us each time we look up a question. We know our phones can connect us to the whole world. We rely on them to keep us up-to-date about current affairs, which is why we never put them down lest we might miss out on important information. But what if our smartphones suddenly become unreliable? What if they fail to provide us with accurate information? Or don’t have the information available in a language that we can understand?

If you have ever come across the message ‘this content isn’t available in your region’ then you have had an encounter with the frustrating side of the internet. Sometimes, content may only be available in a few countries. Sometimes, a website or app may only be available in a certain language. The internet and smartphones also favor the first world countries at times which can be very frustrating for those who live in the developing or poor states. People who always turn to the internet for everything can feel betrayed by the online world when they notice that a certain website or service isn’t available in their language. Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are. Every culture and language deserve respect and giving that respect is the only way to build a connection with people.

What is Interface Translation?

Not every website and app are available only in English. There are businesses who value their international customers just as much as they do their English-speaking ones. App developers want their users to feel included. This is why websites and apps are translated to accommodate the speakers of different languages. The translation of websites and applications is a bit more complicated than that of a simple file.

An interface is simply the way in which a user interacts with the computer. A good interface means the user will have a friendly experience. In simple terms, when you open a website, its flow and the simplicity define interface. If a website is easier to navigate, that means its interface is user friendly. But user-friendly interface is not only limited to a good graphic design, the website or app also have to be accessible for everyone.

Interface translation is the process in which every sentence, details, information, and guidelines on a website are translated. In computer language, every translatable content on a website is called a ‘string’. Identifying and translating a string is not something that just about everyone can do. Interface translation is a very complicated process and more often than not, it requires a third-party program. With the help of the program, people can access the strings and then translate them one by one. But even then, it is not something that someone unfamiliar with computer terms can handle.

So, if you are in need of interface translation, it is better to get in touch with experts instead of trying to handle it yourself. It will be a lot more accurate if you let professionals do it for you. A professional translator with experience with interface translation will be the right choice for the job. They will know how to identify and handle each string. You can count on them to not mess up your website and provide you with accurate translations.

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