Thai Translation Agencies
Translation is a growing industry with new translation agencies constantly arriving on the scene. Each translation agency is different with its own language and technology strengths. For example, a translation agency may or may not offer Thai translation, depending on its business model. Even Thai translation agencies differ from one another, with some choosing to supplement Thai translation services with Thai internationalization, localization, desktop publishing, testing, and globalization consulting services.
Thai translation agencies provide translations for a wide spectrum of industries, including finance, life sciences, legal, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, information technology, and more. Many Thai translation companies provide translation services for three basic media: software and associated components, Web sites, and documentation.
Thai Internationalization (I18n) is the process of enabling back-end technologies to function or support Thai.
Localization deals primarily with the front-end or linguistic and cosmetic aspects of a software application or Web site, including locale-specific content, cultural correctness, translations, and design. Thai translation agencies can adapt a product for Thailand by localizing it specifically for those areas.
Thai Desktop Publishing
Thai document translation refers to the translation of printed materials such as user guides, medical inserts, financial information, and more. Thai translation agencies that provide this service are also likely to provide Thai desktop publishing, which involves maintaining the formatting specifications of the source documents.
In order to ensure your localized Thai Web site or software application is fully functional and completely adapted to target users, a Thai translation agency must use experienced Thai testers and follow a thorough test plan.
Thai Globalization Consulting Services
Some Thai translation agencies choose to offer globalization consulting services, which provide consultation and education in areas such as site promotion, target markets analysis, cultural correctness analysis, and more.