Sometimes, translation services are required within the same language. This is because people from different countries might speak the same language differently. For example, on the South Asian subcontinent, it’s acceptable to use the word “gift” as a verb. People often say they “gifted” something to someone. This isn’t regular usage in the United States but it’s acceptable in India. So when you’re taking your product or service to a different place, you might need to take such differences into consideration. Even if the language remains the same, its usage might need to change.
The Newest Language in the World
English has long been the foreign language most commonly learned and used by non-native speakers all over the world. Until the last few decades, speakers of other languages who learned English tended to learn American English, which gradually replaced British English as the dominant international language after World War II. But now a new dialect of English is taking over the world: Globish.
Technical manual translation is a very common process for a number of reasons. Perhaps the client base is international and speaks multiple languages. Maybe the manual has been written in a different country, or maybe even the product has been designed in a different country to cut costs. No matter the reason for translating a technical manual, it must be accurate. Software or the internet will rarely, if ever, effectively accomplish this goal. It's always best to have it done by human translators. Here's why.