Does your company design or manufacture signs on an international scale? Do you need to ensure compliance with local signage laws and requirements? Unless you’re fluent in every language and culture in the world, how can you be 100% certain that the signs you deliver in Bogota will convey the same information in Beijing? As most signs can only be interpreted within one particular community, you need your texts, images and directions to be expertly translated and localized by a professional, global expert.
Have you ever tried translating basic phrases, sayings, or gestures from one language to another? If you have, then you’ll know that translations can’t be done word for word and that what’s acceptable in one culture can be totally irrelevant – or even offensive – in another. While the “thumbs up” sign is widely considered a positive gesture, in some parts of the Middle East, this is the most vulgar gesticular insult you can make. If you want to avoid becoming the local joke or insult, we can help you to:
When we talk about signs, we mean any type of information that can be displayed graphically. Most signs are made up of a combination of images (or pictograms) and written words, where the use of different colors is key to the message being conveyed.
While blue is most commonly associated with serenity, calm and positivity; in Iran, blue is the color of mourning and in Germany, employees are dismissed by receiving a “blue letter”. Not only will we ensure that your words and commands are accurately translated, but we’ll also advise you on color and image choices for all your:
Day Translations is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 365 days a year. We’re always available to handle your signage translations and provide you with professional advice for all your project needs, no matter how large or small. If your request is urgent, we can expedite your translations to ensure that you meet any deadline. Whether your goal is to attract international clientele with eye-catching advertising campaigns, or you need traffic signs that are accurate for your local target market, we’re on hand around the clock.