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Turkish projects are translated in Istanbul for documentation, product localization, web sites and marketing. Turkish voices are recorded in Istanbul for multimedia, CD Roms, videos and voice products. Translation for documentation, software, marketing materials and web sites in Turkish are surprisingly easy to handle when client and translation company work closely together.
Although Turkish is based upon A-B-C letters, there are very special accented letters that are not available in English based graphic systems and font choices. Thus, compatibility for fonts and character sets is an important issue to be handled quickly at the beginning of any project. Or, @International Services can provide all documents as PDF, or artwork as bitmap files to avoid preparing the client's machine for Turkish compatibility. For web sites and web work, once the browser has been properly set to Turkish, the site will appear with proper text and accents for properly equipped viewers.
Turkish for technology products has special requirements, and is translated by@IS professionals in Turkey from engineering and technical fields. Turkish is especially tricky for technical matters. Example: a major California telephone company used a professional translation agency (not @IS) for their Turkish telephone voice prompts, such as "For English, press 1". The translation looked beautiful, with squiggles and impressive accents. Unfortunately, there are two words for "press" in Turkish: one used in telephony (which the translators did not choose); the other a colloquial expression for the f... word (which they chose). Istanbul rejected the product on the spot.
Tagalog (also known as "Tagalong") is the main language for the Philippines. There are quite a few dialects of Tagalog, and other island languages spoken in the region, as well. But for a Philippine audience, Tagalog is the language of choice. Tagalog uses A-B-C characters which makes it easy to manipulate by clients in documents and software. @International Services records Tagalog voices with broadcast accent accepted throughout the Philippines for marketing CD Roms, telephone systems and other voice uses.