What do your customers think of you? – 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 …

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English for Dummies, pt 2 – You’re Speaking my Language?

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 …

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Not Just Sauerkraut – You’re Speaking my Language?

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 …

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64 Bit builds with Sisulizer – You’re Speaking my Language?

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 …

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English for Dummies, pt 1 – You’re Speaking my Language?

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 …

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ini files, a good idea? – You’re Speaking my Language?

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: …

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German Language Software – You’re Speaking my Language?

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 …

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