You’re speaking my language?
Sometimes, when my German helper, Dirk, is gone (again on holiday, he has more of them than “the boss” does), I help our German customers. As we sell “tech” products, I assume most of them can read English well enough, like I understand German messages ~90%, even without Google translate. Normally, my responses to customers [...]
A follow-up to part 1, make sure to read that first. These posts are mostly for Software Companies who are in the same situation as we are: We understand, speak, read and write English quite well. The problem is, “quite well” is not good enough. A World Full of Choices Yes, you are selling the [...]
In my first post, German Language Software, I talked about the German market a bit. Here are a few more quick thoughts if you want to be successful in the German Language market. I want to emphasize I am not a German market expert (correct me in the comments, please), but as you can read [...]
Yes, I promised to continue English for Dummies, I will do so somewhere next week. Remember, I am a Software Developer, bits and bytes are my life… In this post I will share how I created a 64 bit build of our File Viking program with Sisu. Developers Only For most Windows programs a 64 [...]
You probably noticed when reading this series, I am not a native English language speaker, I am from Holland (The Netherlands). I guess you understand what I write, but there is a very good chance, native English speakers sometimes giggle or need to “read again” to understand what I am saying. For this blog I [...]
Bad Advice Build your own, it sounds great! It is quite easy as well. And cheap (you bill $0 for your own hours, don’t you?, developing your software costs nothing Go ahead and do it! For example, have an .ini file with localized language strings and call it from your program, something like this: GetPrivateProfileString(L”DeleteDialog”, [...]
Markus invited me to write a few posts about my experience with software translation and, obviously, Sisulizer in particular. For all the great support I receive from the Sisu team, on their forum and by email, this is a small favor to ask. About Me I am Gert Rijs, the owner of a Dutch company [...]