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Localizing your content, website or app is a crucial step in expanding your business inter...

How Localization Propels ...

Fintech firms are startups that use technology to provide financial services. They include...

Importance of Localizatio...

When starting to design a product, it is important to think about localization from the be...

Press Release: The New An...

Welcoming you at the New Andovar Studios We are excited to announce that Andovar Studios i...

The Science of AI-Powered...

The Science of AI-Powered Language Translation: A blog post on the science behind AI-power...

Five Elements to Consider...

Expanding a business internationally can be a complicated task. One critical dimension to ...

What is Localization Test...

In our rapidly developing global marketplace, the need for seemingly bespoke processes tha...

8 Costly Mistakes When Lo...

Costly Mistakes when Localizing: A blog about 8 of the common mistakes made when localizin...

Translation for Tourism &...

Tourism and hospitality translation Are you in the tourism or hospitality industry? If so,...

Freelancing Burnout: Caus...

Freelancing Burnout: Causes, Symptoms, Ways to Avoid Being a freelancer can be a great way...

Top 5 reasons to translat...

Top 5 reasons to translate your blog  Are you thinking about translating your blog but not...

Which Industries Use Tran...

Find out which industries use translation services most in 2022 In our increasingly connec...

When Should You Opt For M...

Machine Translation vs. Human  Translation In the modern era, technology has advanced to p...

Translation Industry Tren...

The language translation industry is constantly evolving as technology advances and new pl...

What Do We Mean by Locali...

As global business enterprises become more prevalent, understanding their customers around...

The Ultimate Guide to eLe...

Elearning continues to rise in popularity -- its flexibility, easy accessibility and succe...

Key Differences Between S...

Written language and spoken language differ in several ways. Those differences affect subt...

The Five Activities Invol...

Translation quality is the degree to which a translated phrase, video, or document meets s...

Advantages of Automating ...

Automation is increasingly becoming a priority for organizations. Companies are implementi...

7 Spectacular 2022 Games ...

First things first — 2021 was a tremendous year for the gaming industry, and that's saying...

Andovar Gets a New Look

To celebrate our recent growth, Andovar has decided to kick off Q2 with a brand new look.

Andovar rolls out MQM Ass...

Andovar Partners with Content Quo to deliver high-quality translation for enterprise marke...

PR - Language Service Pro...

We are proud to announce that Andovar, a global provider of multilingual content solutions...

Controlled English drives...

We're probably all familiar with the concept of Garbage in Garbage Out. The idea, which or...

10 Key Assets and Technol...

Accurate and culturally appropriate localization demands skill in both the source and targ...

Finding the Best Translat...

As of 2021, the translation market was valued at approximately $53 billion internationally...

ClickLearn X Andovar

Andovar is excited to announce its partnership with ClickLearn, the market leading solutio...

Part 6: Technologies (Gam...

Part 6: Technologies The majority of game localization service providers employ localizati...

Part 1: Pre-production (G...

Part 1: Pre-production Complete all pre-production tasks Before you launch your game local...

The Importance of Localiz...

Is localization still important in the travel industry? The industry has suffered a lot du...

Andovar Exhibiting & Pres...

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the White Label World Expo EU, ...

Andovar Elevates Translat...

Learn how QA through Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) increases accuracy, fluency, s...

The Ultimate Guide to Mac...

When you're working with a deadline, machine translation can be your best friend. Find out...

Game Translation and Loca...

Introduction The Chinese game market is large and lucrative for those with the right produ...

How to Choose a Translati...

Introduction Companies of all sizes are expanding internationally, and choosing the right ...

Localization vs. Internat...

Introduction Localization, internationalization, and globalization are three strategies a ...

Top Jaw-Dropping Trends o...

Thailand's gaming industry is booming! In fact, the country's robust gaming community of a...

Transcreation for Brand S...

Transcreation is a necessary step in global branding. Transcreation goes further than tran...

Translation Industry Tren...

 Over the past 15 months, the pandemic has forced professionals in all industries to rethi...

How Effective eLearning C...

Training and developing employees has been proven repeatedly to increase a company's botto...

Julie Christine Giguère J...

Julie Christine Giguère has joined Andovar as Managing Director - EMEA. In that role, she ...

Voiceover Pronunciation G...

We’ve all used roadmaps at one point or another to find our way around unfamiliar places. ...

Transcreation for Video G...

Video games were once considered a pastime for children and, later, young adults. But now,...

Global Games Market: Brie...

 Analysts at NewZoo report that the global games market is expected to generate $175.8 bil...

Why Specialized Translato...

The first translators were humans. Although artificial intelligence has made machine trans...

Developing Mobile Friendl...

People who use only mobile technologies now outnumber those who only use desktop computers...

Travel Ecommerce

In the past, people often turned to travel agents and other points of contact to plan thei...

A Guide to SDH Subtitles

Video content offers businesses an immersive way to show potential clients what they have ...

Localization for Dominati...

If you truly want to cement your position in the market, you need to understand that local...

Travel Special: Training ...

Does your travel company have a global presence? Hotels, airlines and tour companies can g...

AI and Automated Voices: ...

Artificial intelligence and automated voices are progressing more rapidly now than ever. V...

MT has improved while you...

COVID's impact on the travel industry last year was devastating. This year, however, leisu...

Translation Management fo...

Approximately 62% of travelers consume content, primarily videos, posted by tour operators...

Travel trends and the eff...

After more than a year of dealing with travel restrictions, lockdowns and other factors re...

Triaging content for the ...

The travel industry is set for a post-COVID bounce.

What Languages to Target ...

As COVID vaccinations become more prevalent and countries open up their borders, the trave...

Machine Translation post-...

Machines are becoming more accurate at translations, but they still aren't on par with tra...

International keyword res...

Any digital marketing campaign requires research into the most effective keywords so that ...

7 steps for successful MT...

Machines can translate copy quickly and with increasing accuracy. An efficient and accurat...

10 best Translation Manag...

Managing multiple translation and localization projects can be a challenge. It also can ta...

5 questions to ask yourse...

A recent survey of 8,709 customers in 29 countries found that 76 percent prefer to buy pro...

Leveraging Machine Transl...

Machine translation (MT) has become a part of life; Google Translate, for example, boasts ...

International SEO Tips

An optimized Website is a key to successfully marketing your product or service. A Website...

Managing Machine Translat...

Machine translation (MT) often can save you money over exclusively human translation becau...

Writing for Translation

Suppose your company's board of directors meets. You are considering undertaking a new pro...

Top 5 WordPress Translati...

More websites (39.5% according to SearchEngineJournal) use WordPress than any other platfo...

The Netflix Effect: A New...

Netflix is a trailblazer when it comes to pushing the quality of subtitles, dubbing and cl...

Localization Maturity Mod...

Localization Maturity Model or LMM assesses where your company stands in terms of matching...

Choosing a Multilingual C...

A content management system (CMS) allows for the creation and modification of digital cont...

What is localization and ...

Brands want to adapt their content to another language for marketing campaigns overseas or...

Gaming Trends for 2021 an...

Gamers have reconnected to their favorite digital habit in the wake of the pandemic. Even ...

4 Tricks for Recording wi...

Over the last several years, digital technology has made creating content not only more af...

What languages should you...

Today’s businesses are looking to localize their brand, product and service content in reg...

How to Enhance the Qualit...

E-learning plays an integral role in many organizations’ skills development programs. This...

Localizing Games for Sout...

Southeast Asia is undoubtedly home to a growing number of passionate gamers looking for su...

The Game Tech Ecosystem

Gaming is a booming industry, increasing about 7 percent year-on-year for the past several...

Captions & Subtitles Expl...

The overlapping purposes of closed captions and subtitles have a direct bearing on the aud...

What is a Translation Man...

Translation management systems or TMS as they are better known, help streamline the work o...

From Voice Script Creatio...

Voice acting scripts form the structure and add color to your production. Writing a great ...

eLearning Trends for 2021

eLearning exploded in 2020, with 98 percent of companies employing some type of etraining....

3 Reasons Why AI Needs Hu...

Artificial intelligence may have started with Alan Turing's speculations on intelligent ma...

The Secrets to Successful...

Delivering multilingual content to students, employees and others in remote locations is e...

The Ultimate Guide to Web...

Ideal translation of a website requires a team of skilled professionals with maximum profi...

A Beginner's Guide to Vid...

Videos in digital marketing are the most persuasive tool to engage consumers and can attra...

Five Industries which Mas...

While globalization has made it easier than ever for companies to publish and sell interna...

The Evolution of the Inte...

Technology has come a long way since the days of box Apple computers and floppy discs. Wit...

Five Ways to Make Your Lo...

By now you've heard us talk extensively about finding the right localization partner. Bein...

A Beginner's Guide to Add...

While it's undoubtedly true that closed captions can be an integral part of your video loc...

The Top Five Facts About ...

As anyone who has used a free translation program like Google Translate can tell you, lang...

8 Pro Tips for Smoother e...

In an age of internationally active organizations and rapidly growing multicultural commun...

Machine Translation: Brea...

Machine Translation and the use of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Language ...

What You Need to Know Abo...

For those who may be unfamiliar, in its simplest form, desktop publishing (DTP) is the cre...

Best Practices for Audio ...

When thinking of expanding your media content to international markets, it’s easy to overl...

How to Make the Perfect W...

In order to reach a broader market these days, leveraging your online presence is a necess...

Five Ways to Cut Down Loc...

The need for translation and localization services is constantly growing, but with that na...

The Importance of Multili...

Starting a website can be a massive undertaking, and even after it's up, getting people to...

The Boom of eCommerce and...

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world for months, disrupting live...

The Ultimate Guide to Tra...

There is often an extensive range of systems and processes that your Language Service Prov...

An Overview of the Games ...

The evolving gaming industry is generating many opportunities for games localization profe...

The Importance of eCommer...

The whole world of commercial consumers are stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic,...

The Ultimate Guide to Dat...

Data is virtually everywhere and, as a species, we have been gathering and utilizing it fo...

Coronavirus Spurs Global ...

The on-demand TV market has been growing aggressively over the past decade. As the Coronav...

Top Tips for Avoiding Ret...

When it comes to voiceover production, retakes can be caused by a wide range of different ...

How Much Should You Pay f...

High-quality game localization is a necessity for games to reach a wider international aud...

Why Game Localization is ...

It's little wonder that video game usage has skyrocketed since the onset of the coronaviru...

The Need for Onboarding a...

The coronavirus has greatly impacted businesses around the world, leaving them reeling in ...

Languages in India - How ...

There’s been a lot of buzz about Indian languages and their localization lately. Pretty mu...

Help Consumers During Cor...

The global onset of the coronavirus and the start of the quarantine in early 2020 naturall...

The Ultimate Guide to Gam...

Introduction The mystifying world of video game creation has a very significant but broadl...

Andovar Opens New Mumbai ...

Andovar is proud to announce the recent opening of a new localization engineering office i...

Top Tips for Marketing Vi...

Marketing video localization is every bit an art as it is a science - meaning that you'll ...

Conclusion (Games Localiz...

Conclusion So we've now reached the final chapter of our comprehensive games localization ...

Part 10: Localization Mar...

Part 10: Localization Markets The global games localization market contains many avenues f...

Part 9: Quality Assurance...

Part 9: Quality Assurance Various quality tests to catch and correct issues, as well as to...

Part 8: Challenges (Games...

Part 8: Challenges Game localization is a highly complex project. There's research, planni...

Part 7: Best Practices (G...

Part 7: Best Practices Succeeding in the current global gaming market means successfully m...

Part 5: Internationalizat...

Part 5: Internationalization To succeed in an international market, a game product must be...

Part 4: Culturalization (...

Part 4: Culturalization Across the 190+ countries of the world there are over 7 billion pe...

Part 3: Translation (Game...

Part 3: Translation Converting a game's text and dialogue from the language in which it wa...

Part 2: Localization (Gam...

Part 2: Localization The bulk of game localization involves translating, culturalizing and...

Games Localization Guide ...

Introduction The mystifying world of video game creation has a very significant but broadl...

5 Things You Should Know ...

The process of developing eLearning courses was once a much more complex undertaking than ...

What is a Content Triage?

In the world of medicine, the term "triage" is defined as "the assignment of degrees of ur...

Choosing the Right eLearn...

As the global marketplace connects in ways that were impossible for previous business gene...

Subtitles vs. Captions

According to one recent study, mobile video consumption in particular is still rising by a...

Subtitling Your Video Con...

One of the most important realizations that you can have as someone who creates video cont...

COVID-19 Andovar Update

Current status of Andovar’s offices in light of the current situation surrounding the glob...

Accurately Localizing a V...

Congratulations! You’ve created a great video game! Your heart, soul, sweat and possibly a...

The Top 5 eLearning Trend...

Could your brand use a boost in efficiency or productivity when it comes to your eLearning...

Text to Speech (TTS) Tech...

Have you ever used Alexa or Siri to help find information, directions or news? If you have...

15 Most Common Video Game...

For all its storied history and recognition, video game localization does have plenty of d...

3 Game Localization Lesso...

Pokémon GO took the world by storm. Over 100 million players in dozens of countries were r...

5 Things You Should Know ...

The Latin American region is a fascinating part of the world, full of cultures and traditi...

Localization Process for ...

Gaming localization is becoming more important than ever and smart publishers know that no...

How Translation Agencies ...

It’s a jungle out there. The translation/localization market is huge and getting bigger ea...

Why Now is the Time to Lo...

Southeast Asia is an area of approximately 4.5 million square kilometres, roughly half the...

What Languages to Localiz...

So, you’ve decided that localization is a good idea to reach more gamers and make more sal...

Computer-Aided Translatio...

Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) Tools are software applications that assist in translatin...

XLIFF

XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) is an open XML-based format standard for ...

Weighted Word Count

Weighted Word Count (WWC) is an approach to counting words for translation which presents ...

Translator’s Style Guide

Translator’s style guide is a document outlining stylistic instructions for use in transla...

Translation Termbase

Translation termbase is a list of approved terms restricted to a specific subject matter p...

Translation Memory eXchan...

Translation Memory eXchange (TMX) is an open XML-based standard for exchanging translation...

Translation Memory

Translation memory is a database for storing translated content in aligned pairs of source...

Terminology Management

Terminology management is a set of activities that ensures correct terms are used consiste...

Term Base eXchange (TBX)

Term Base eXchange (TBX) is an open standard for exchanging structured terminological data...

Machine Translation

Machine Translation (MT) is a technology that automatically translates text using termbase...

Corpus

Corpus (pl. corpora) is a large body of machine-readable text used for research purposes. ...

Controlled Language

Controlled language is a subset of natural language with a restricted grammar and vocabula...

Alignment of Translation

Alignment of translation means matching segments of text with their translated renditions....

Andovar Relaunches with a...

We’ve got a whole new look – and some exciting changes to share too! As well as updating o...

Tips for Localizing a Tra...

It's hard to believe that it's been barely over a decade since Steve Jobs first walked acr...

Emerging Localization Tre...

Digital technologies are set to revolutionize the translation and localization industries ...

Five Ways to Simplify Cen...

When you have decided it is time for your company to go global, ensuring an all-encompassi...

How to efficiently manage...

As more companies move into the global market, translation of content is becoming increasi...

Post-Edit Machine Transla...

As the machine translation market continues to grow and evolve, it is expected to be worth...

Translation Technology Tr...

As globalization continues apace, more companies and brands are going to have to start off...

How to protect your brand...

The word “brand” has an elusive meaning but can be summed up in David Ogilvy’s definition ...

Avoid another Pokemon pro...

Juliet famously said to Romeo, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other n...

All Your Base are Belong ...

Computer gaming may be an industry larger than Hollywood, but it’s still very young. And g...

The pros and cons of inte...

When companies enter the global market, they face many challenges due to language, culture...

Transcreation 101

If you are wondering how you can deliver your brand’s messages and marketing to users in a...

A beginner's guide to hig...

Videos in digital marketing are the most persuasive tool to engage consumers and can attra...

Steps to simplifying tran...

Expanding your website globally comes with many benefits, but managing your multilingual c...

Understanding the common ...

In a recent survey conducted by USForex, 72% of small businesses have plans to grow their ...

Website localization: Wha...

Global village--probably not the term you might use to describe our world twenty years ago...

How Can Minimum Viable Co...

Ready to move into global markets only to realize that your website is chock-full of conte...

Website Translation Best-...

The internet is fast dominating the world as the go-to platform for information, products,...

Localization Trends and T...

Companies that adopt new technological trends are scaling business to reach new markets wo...

Maximizing Translation RO...

International business practices are constantly evolving, and with over 7,000 known langua...

5 Tips to Improve Your Lo...

Every business begins at home with a known market and target audience. Localizing your web...

The Importance of Voice O...

Video content, especially in today’s digital age, is one of the most effective ways compan...

Why Now is the Best Time ...

Use Localization to Optimize Your eLearning Content With the rise of the internet, the wor...

Three Reasons Why Banking...

It all comes down to trust. When people rely on banks to provide a safe haven for their mo...

Understanding the Nuances...

The travel industry is based on the anticipation of needs; where your company’s success is...

Exploring Various Aspects...

AV localization is the process of customizing audiovisual content for a specific market by...

Understanding Software Lo...

In 1967, Marshall McLuhan stated that “‘time has ceased, ‘space’ has vanished. We now live...

Advantages of Website Loc...

Websites are an efficient way to appeal to and connect with our audiences. However, as our...

Mobile App Localization: ...

Imagine that you’ve been swept up and deposited smack bang in the middle of a foreign coun...

Language Technology and M...

In today’s world of rapidly-advancing technology, contrivances can get a little hard to fo...

Why eLearning Providers S...

eLearning is a term that you see all over the internet these days. It was first coined dur...

Booming Asian Gaming Indu...

Today, gaming is more than a hobby, it is an integral part of the millennial lifestyle. Fr...

Restart of China’s Game A...

On Thursday, December 20th, a senior official of the ruling Communist Party’s Propaganda d...

Localization of Skillsoft...

Skillsoft is the world's leading corporate learning company, with the largest library of c...

Chinese Takeaway - How to...

Who doesn't know Chinese takeaway food? It's available and well-loved throughout the world...

Articulate Rise Localizat...

Andovar is one of the leading eLearning localization providers in the world with over 10 y...

What I Wish I Knew About ...

Three years ago, I became Andovar’s VP of Marketing after several years as a Business Deve...

Andovar’s 2016 Summit – T...

It all started with a very long trip with a stopover in Paris, France, the love capital of...

Andovar’s 10th Anniversar...

Yes, we are 10 years old! When Irishman Conor Bracken registered Andovar Pte. Ltd. with Si...

Industry Expert Conor Bra...

[On Nov 2nd 2016, Thailand's tech industry news outlet Techsauce interviewed Andovar's CEO...

Why Asking Someone to “Tr...

Andovar, same as many other translation companies, handles a wide range of content types f...

Andovar Partners with the...

We are happy to announce a partnership between Andovar and the International Mobile Gaming...

The Double Whammy of Game...

[An edited version of this article first appeared in the June 2016 issue of the journal Mu...

Andovar at Broadcast Asia...

Our Multimedia Capabilities Since our founding in 2007 one of Andovar’s strengths has been...

Surviving My First GDC an...

Hi everyone! My name is Lily and I am a Business Development Manager at Andovar’s Bangkok ...

The Artist and The Mechan...

For centuries, translation was first and foremost a form of art. The translator Artists wo...

Andovar at Upcoming Game ...

Game localization has been an increasingly important part of our business in recent years ...

Localization for the Next...

Brief History of Localization While translation is most likely as old as the first languag...

Journey to the West (西游记)...

[An edited version of this article first appeared in the Oct/Nov 2015 issue of the journal...

Is Your App Ready for Loc...

Mobile app localization is becoming more and more popular as developers realize that a sma...

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