Slot machine localization
What is the difference between translation and localization? When using slot machines as an example, one could say the difference is practically non-existent, but this is a truth with modifications. Allow us to explain.
According to Wikipedia, language localization differs from translation activity because it involves a comprehensive study of the target culture in order to correctly adapt the product to local needs. In our experience, this is just a tagline used by many translators and translation companies in order to push the price higher compared to what they would charge for “normal translation”.
Slot machine localization vs. translation
(..) we have never distinguished between translation and localization when it comes to price.
Slot machine localization preferences
It is crucial that the localization professional has a cultural proximity to their audience.