Localisation and Website Translation Service in Estonian

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.

Completed by qualified Estonian localisation and website translators

Millions of people worldwide use the internet to find products and information every day. If your business trades worldwide, you’ll probably need your website, landing pages and social media posts to reflect that by having them translated into several languages. We call this translation process, localisation.

Our project managers can help you decide which localisation solutions suit your needs best.

We offer professional localisation services in over 200 languages including Estonian.

Working from your source website and landing page files our qualified and experienced Estonian website translators and localisation specialists will extract the content of your site, translate it in a style appropriate to the locale, then proofread and edit it. If you prefer, we can also work from MS Word files supplied by you, (or any number of other source file formats).

Our translators can apply the same treatment to your social media posts whether they are in written format or presented by video.

Our teams of Estonian linguists will identify aspects of the source content that are suitable for localisation and consider aspects including:

  • religion
  • mores
  • social and commercial habits
  • sense of humour
  • idiomatic expressions
  • metaphors
  • rules of conduct
  • ethical norms

Localisation issues to take into consideration

Global brand consistency.  There may be some aspects of your website translation and other material that are global and necessary for brand awareness. There may be product names or trademarks that need to remain consistent across all language versions.  The project manager working on your assignment will work with you to create a glossary of any terms that need to remain consistent across all versions of the source material.

Concise design.  If you know in advance that your material will be translated into other languages, you may wish to try and write the source text in as succinct a manner as possible.  Expect translated and localised versions to expand or shrink and so if you need to consider space, always best to keep the source text as concise as is practical so that other language versions are not compromised.

Inclusive imagery.  Again, it is all about planning.  For best results, try not to use images and graphics that might appeal or be relevant to a small or specialised group of people only.  Try to design with many cultures in mind.  For example, if you are translating your material into Spanish, look at all Spanish-speaking countries.

Design with language in mind.  Although the majority of languages read from left-to-right, not all of them do (Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi for example) so ensure that your design will allow for a mirrored layout if necessary.

What sort of material do our Estonian localisation linguists translate?

  • Websites
  • Landing pages
  • Social media posts
  • Audiovisual material
  • Marketing material
  • Corporate documentation
  • Product placements
  • Adverts

Brand name linguistic analysis for other regional markets

Because some brand names and slogans have unexpected cultural connotations, we also have an experienced team of linguistic brand name analysts covering over 200 languages. They can ensure your logo, slogan or other translations will not be misinterpreted.

Our Estonian localisation linguists

All localisation translation work is conducted by highly qualified Estonian translators. We ensure that each individual project is undertaken by the most suitable translator whose educational and professional background matches the project in hand.

Based on their performance, our translators are monitored against key performance criteria: accuracy, consistency, knowledge of subject terminology, formatting and completeness. They are re-evaluated regularly to ensure the high standards are maintained.

With the exception of linguists covering languages with rare status, as a minimum, our translators:

  • must have a relevant first degree, postgraduate qualification or corresponding qualification
  • are able to demonstrate a number of years full time work in an appropriate field.

We assign a project manager to every assignment to ensure the project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and within budget.

Just let us know how we can help you.

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Estonian language.

Estonian is a Finnic language closely related to Finnish, and spoken by about 1.1 million people in Estonia. The main difference between these two languages is that Finnish has many loanwords from Swedish, while Estonian contains many words of German origin, plus some from Russian, Latin, Greek and English. There is considerable mutual intelligibility between Estonian and Finnish. Estonian has two groups of dialects: northern and southern. The northern dialects are associated with the city of Tallinn, and the southern ones with Tartu. Standard Estonian is based on the northern dialects. The southern dialects are sometimes considered separate languages. Estonian was the state language of Estonia from 1919 to 1945. During the Soviet period Estonian was one of the the official languages, along with Russian, and most Estonians became bilingual in Estonian and Russian. Non-Estonians had to learn Estonian in school, however many considered learning the language unnecessary. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 Estonian became the state language once more, and Russian was discouraged.

Where is Estonian most widely spoken?

Estonia and the European Union.
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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