Language - Who Can Read Your Web Site?

Written by Grant McNamara

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translators excel at creating perfect translations. When translating general topics, it is necessary to use an

expert skilled atrepparttar appropriate targeted language, for example, English into German

For specialized fields, one needs to find an experienced translator who also possesses knowledge ofrepparttar 131895

terminology in that particular subject matter. In addition, if you intend to print, publish or distribute your

translated materials to others, it is highly recommended that you have a competent human translator review

and editrepparttar 131896 material.

And yes there are a number of automated translation products. And most work reasonably well. But their

translations only provide a rough approximation. The reader can understand what is meant, butrepparttar 131897 words

are often wrong or inrepparttar 131898 wrong order. It's just like talking to someone who doesn't know English well. You

can understand much of what they say, and communicate, but it is hard work. That's how translation

software usually reads. Using such software won't give your prospective customers any degree of

confidence that you provide quality.

Another alternative is to ask friends. No doubt you will have friends or colleagues, or friends of friends that

have language skills. It is best to have people translate into their 'mother tongues'. A mother tongue isrepparttar 131899

language that a person learnt as a child. If you use friends and family though, it's a good idea to get a

professional translator to proof readrepparttar 131900 results. Proof reading is usually about 20% ofrepparttar 131901 price ofrepparttar 131902

equivalent translation.

And if your budget is very small, you can include a simple welcome page for your foreign language visitors.

Here you would just describerepparttar 131903 web site in general terms, explaining what you do andrepparttar 131904 key benefits of

the products and services you offer.

I hope this has given you something to think about.

Copyright (c) 2002 Grant McNamara, All Rights Reserved. This article may be freely distributed and

published. If you wish to publishrepparttar 131905 article, out of courtesy, please email me and adviserepparttar 131906 url.

Author Information: Grant McNamara - Grant McNamara manages The Translateme Group at specializing in multilingual

software development and Internet support.

Anyone can start a web portal - it's easy!

Written by Derrick Goodfriend

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commission fromrepparttar 131894 sales. You can also go through and earn a commission selling books from your site.

Using these techniques you should begin to create your own web portal and maintain it. Keep searchingrepparttar 131895 web for more

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Dearrick Goodfriend is the owner and webmaster for, an internet portal with a search engine, free e-mail, e-greeting cards, and much more.

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