Software Localization Tool supports multiple platforms.
November 17, 2005 -
With support for XML files and 180+ languages, Lingobit Localizer v4.2 performs software localization simplification of .NET (C#, VB.NET, Delphi.NET), MFC (Win32), and Java applications. It includes visual editors for dialogs, automated QA with Validation Expert, and translation memory. Pseudo-Translate Expert can be used to determine if application is ready for localization, while Statistics Expert evaluates software localization progress and pinpoints trouble spots.
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Lingobit Technologies Releases Lingobit Localizer 4.2
New York, NY - October 17, 2005 - Lingobit Technologies, a leader in the software localization tools market, today announced the release of a new version of its flagship product, Lingobit Localizer. Lingobit Localizer is known for its software localization simplification of .NET (C#, VB.NET, Delphi.NET), MFC (Win32) and Java applications. With the launch of the product's updated version, Lingobit Localizer has become even more user-friendly than even before.
With the unveiling of its previous software version 4.0, Lingobit Localizer presented its users with several new features. These previous enhancements rendered the product the most feature-rich software localization solution available on the market. At that time, many thought that Lingobit had already incorporated all the functionality it possibly could. As such, much buzz ensued over what the Lingobit team would come up with in the next version to outdo themselves.
As Lingobit Localizer 4.2 now hits the market, it becomes apparent that the company has not disappointed its advocates. In fact, this time around, they have decided to focus on the product's essentials, thereby improving the overall user experience. In version 4.2, the task of decreasing localization cost becomes the central aim.
Lingobit Localizer has always been known for its simplicity in interfacing with one's existing user platform. In the new version, however, Lingobit Technologies has striven to take the product yet another step further with an improved interface. "By conducting customer research, we found out that ease of use and intuitive interfacing have a profound effect on the cost involved in localization," said Michael Trent, Lingobit Technologies' Product Manager. "Localization is a complex process that involves a lot of stakeholders. Each of our users possesses a distinct level of computer experience and uses our application differently, depending on his or her day-to-day activities."
With the goal of accommodating these various users in mind, the team at Lingobit Technologies got down to business. During the new version's development cycle, they constantly conducted usability testing, during which they looked for an increase in efficiency with a concurrent decrease in localization time. In the end, their exhaustive efforts have proved well worth the investment. With Lingobit Localizer 4.2, the time it now takes a new user to begin using the product has fallen dramatically. Michael Trent added, "By our metrics, the new version has led to a translator efficiency increase of 32% and a rise in localization manager efficiency of 24%."
The new Lingobit Localizer version not only renders localization a more user-friendly task, but it also transforms localization from a highly technical and sophisticated process into a simple translation. That transformation should decrease the cost of localization and should present both small and large companies with new international opportunities.
About Lingobit Localizer
Lingobit Localizer is a software localization tool that helps companies significantly decrease their localization costs, thereby making software localization affordable, even at the small-scale level. Lingobit Localizer supports localization of Windows, .Net and Java applications.
About Lingobit Technologies
Lingobit Technologies is the worldwide leader in localization software. The company assists businesses and individuals across the globe in realizing their full potential.
Lingobit Localizer 4.2 offers:
Support for multiple platforms
Lingobit Localizer supports binary localization (Win32/MFC applications), Java Properties files, .NET Resource files and XML files.
Lingobit Localizer includes visual editors for dialogs.
Pseudo-Translate Expert can be used early during your product development cycle to determine if an application is ready for localization. For example, you may use it to determine if a product crashes if a series of strings are translated. Or to verify whether the application's source code has been clearly separated from the application's localizable resources.
Validation Expert helps to ensure quality of your translation. With it you can identify many common mistakes such as inconsistent format strings, duplicate hotkeys, missing periods and many others. Furthermore, Validation Expert significantly speed up quality assurance phase.
Powerful and versatile translation memory helps companies leverage on their previous work and significantly reduce repetitive tasks.
With Statistics Expert you can always evaluate software localization progress and pinpoint trouble spots. You can see which parts of project are behind schedule and which one are on time. This comprehensive and easy to understand tool shows you what's been translated, how thoroughly and if translations have been verified once changes has been made.
Support for any language
Lingobit Localizer supports more than 180 different languages, including European, Asian and right-to-left languages.
Low Total Cost of Ownership
When you use Lingobit Localizer for your projects, you begin to save time and money even on initial stages of localization projects. QA, Translation Memory and other tools significantly improve productivity. But most substantial savings come when you utilize Lingobit Localizer to maintain localized versions of the application up-to-date.
Excellent Return On Investment
The most fundamental reason for a software company to localize product is to increase total revenue and net income. In 2003, 68% of worldwide software revenues were generated in markets outside of North America. By adapting - also known as localizing - products for international markets, you can maximize your revenue capture, as well as protect and improve your global market share. Lingobit Localizer will help you in that.
A complete Family of Solutions
No matter your current size, needs or growth, the Lingobit Localizer product family supports you in your drive to success, by providing everything you need to easily plan, deploy and maintain localization of your application. Lingobit Localizer scales across the spectrum of development environments - from individual developers to large-scale software projects.
Complex projects with multiple target languages
When you work with large projects and need to interact with many translators, you look for scalability, robustness and effectiveness. Lingobit Localizer Enterprise is an ideal solution for such projects. With Exchange Wizard, Lingobit Localizer notably facilitate data flow between person in charge of localization and translators. Using Statistic, Pseudo-Translate and Validation Expert and other unrivalled tools, you will complete your project on time and on budget. Learn more about Lingobit Localizer Enterprise.
Projects with several languages
With all the tools necessary to drive localization process to success, Lingobit Localizer Professional is a complete solution for majority of projects. Lingobit Localizer leverages on your work when you release next version of an already localized program, so you will never translate the same string twice. Validation, Statistic, Pseudo-Translate Experts and other tools improve productivity and help you save time and money. Learn more about Lingobit Localizer Professional.
If you need to translate you application only once and do not need to maintain you translation in future, why you should buy very expensive software localization suites? We offer you Lingobit Localizer Expert - the cheapest, yet powerful solution for such projects. It includes all topnotch tools that improve translation productivity but "Scan for Changes" functionality. Learn more about Lingobit Localizer Express.