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Localisation commands

Word

Category: Post translation

Localisation is the process of adapting language-specific information, including numbers, dates & time, percentage values, etc. to the national standards of another language. Below is a simple table comparing national formats applicable to numbers (currency and decimals) of several languages:

  English (UK, US) German Russian
Currency 23,010,500 (23 million 10 thousand 5 hundred) 23.010.500 23 010 500
Decimal 10.45 (10 point 45) 10,45 10,45

If you have ever translated a long document with lots of numbers (financial figures, equipment details, test results), you know that it is not so easy and in fact quite tiresome. You have to go through each number and manually 'localise' it.

Localisation commands are a quick way to localise numbers (decimals and currency) in the entire document or selection.

Commands overview

Command Description Usage
Manual Localisation Configures Microsoft Word's Find/Replace dialogue for manual replacement Use for precise control over what is being replaced. Recommended when the document contains text as well as numbers
Automatic Localisation Performs 'localisation' automatically across the whole document or selection Use to localise text (mostly in the selection) which contains either decimals or currency values

 

 

 

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