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At Espresso Translations, we understand that material in one language may not have the same effect on readers when translated into another language. If you are looking to expand your business internationally, then localisation services are an excellent choice. 

Localisation involves the cultural adaptation of your content to suit your target audience overseas, ensuring that your brand, marketing message or advertisement is perceived as intended. 

What is Localisation?

While translation is the process of converting words from language to another, localisation involves adapting a text, image or video to the local culture of your target market. Any kind of multimedia can be localised, however localisation tends to be used mostly for websites, software programs, video games and branding.

Website Localisation

Website localisation involves culturally-adapting your translated web content to suit international users, e.g. currencies, measurement units, clothing sizes etc. This makes for an overall better user experience for your customers and can drive international sales. Read more about our website translation services.

Software Localisation

Espresso Translation's software translation services can be further enhanced by localisation services. While translation considers only the conversion of text from one language to another, software localisation considers the linguistic, cultural and technical requirements of your target market.

Video Game Localisation

While the gaming translation services we offer play a big part in translating a video game, localisation is key to user experience. Video game localisation involves creating new packaging and manuals, changing graphics, recording new audio and considering cultural sensitivities to make the user feel like they can really connect with the game on a cultural level. Discover more.

Brand Localisation

Brand localisation is otherwise known as transcreation. It involves doing cultural research prior to adapting your brand to a new target audience in order to avoid offence and cultural insensitivities. It helps businesses to ensure their brand will have the same level of success overseas as in their home country.

Why Choose Us?

Planning to release your long-anticipated software in the Chinese market? Our software localisation service can help to ensure that a culture you are unfamiliar with is just as receptive to your unique offering as those much closer to home.

The same goes for apps that you hope will be successful around the world: a couple of tweaks here and there by our expert translators can allow great changes in the way international users connect with and experience your product.

Getting in touch with one of our app localisation experts will help you reap the benefits of their insights and get an edge over your competitors using less culturally-sensitive translation services. 

The same degree of sensitivity and cultural insight is evident in the localisation we offer for documents that aren’t necessarily targeted towards an online audience.


Localisation and Translation

So how exactly can our localisation services help you? Perhaps you are about to launch the Spanish wing of your business and want to make sure every feature of your company clicks for users. It goes without saying that you will need your website translated, but having an expert to guide you on some wider faux-pas on the peninsula can save you a lot of worry further down the line. 

Whether it be a question of adapting your imagery to make sure it fits with a Spanish audience, or thinking about introducing a Catalan language translation if your main office will be based in Barcelona, having a native speaker’s input will draw your attention to cultural inaccuracies or sticking points that could suggest a lack of understanding or reliability to your target customers.

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Localise a Document

By offering a localised translation that adapts to the location of given users, your software, app, game or business plan will chime in with a much wider audience without them even realising. 

Crucially, and unfortunately, it’s when such a cultural translation is absent that potential customers notice that something is wrong and are put off your product or service before you get the chance to try and sell it to them. 


The rapidity with which such decisions are made is a reflection of the increasing speed of the online world, a world which allows us to introduce a third level of expertise to optimise your engagement with your target customers. 

Part of the technological focus of our translation company is that on top of linguistic and cultural insights, our web page localisation services are offered by seasoned technophiles with an in-depth understanding of the online community, so that every feature of your site, beyond merely the content, strikes the right note with its target audience.

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