French Technical Translation for Business
The national language of France, French is also a primary or secondary language in many other countries, from Europe to Africa, and from the Pacific islands to parts of Canada. The colonial period spread French around the world, and it remains a powerful language for business. In over 30 countries, it is an official language, and it is also an official language of the United Nations and of several international agencies. For this reason, technical translations into French are an important part of the needs of many global businesses. At International Language Services (ILS), we have extensive native-speaking resources for French translations, including technical translators with experience and training in a wide range of disciplines. If you need French translations for any type of business and technical material, we can provide accurate timely translation of your English documents and other materials.
- European French – French is, of course, the only language of France, where its purity is closely guarded by L’Académie française. The French are very protective of their language and expect perfection in translated materials. French is also used in parts of Switzerland, Belgium, Monaco, and Luxembourg. ILS takes special care with French to avoid issues that can arise from faulty translations, and stands ready to handle any business translations into French for your business.
- Canada – The province of Quebec has French as its official language, and most products marketed in Canada require bilingual language for packaging and documentation. There are subtle differences between the French of France and that in Quebec, but most are in pronunciation. Our native-speaking Canadian French translators will quickly and accurately handle your bilingual technical documents for Canadian markets.
- Haiti – French is the official language of Haiti. If you are doing business in Haiti, our technical translators can prepare all of your translations for that nation.
- Africa – Africa contains a majority of the French-speaking population in the world. Colonialism brought French to Africa, where it remains an official language in over 20 African nations, and it is in common use in business and government. While there are wide variations in the language in its spoken form, standard French is most often used in written documents.
- Oceania – In French Polynesia, French is spoken by 95% of the population. French is also an official language of Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
- United Nations, Diplomacy, & International Agencies – If your business is involved with any of these agencies, French is an official language for them. English is also an official language for most, but if you need French translations for any international use, we can provide those translations on your schedule.
- Formatting in French – French translations tend to expand in length compared to the original English. Adjustments may be needed in font size or spacing to accommodate text expansion.
If your international corporation needs multilingual translation from French to other languages such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, Dutch, Greek, Italian and more, our translators can help. We have been translating technical documents for various industries – medical devices, life sciences, telecommunication, computer technology, advertising, medical devices, manufacturing and more.
International Language Services – Accurate, Timely French Technical Translation
When your business requires translations of your technical documents including user’s instructions, manuals, IFU’s, labels and decals into French for use anywhere in the world, ILS has the resources you need. Our large resource pool of native-speaking French translators has expertise and training in a wide variety of business types, so we can find a perfect match for your documents, no matter how technical. As with all our translations, our dedication to quality and accuracy assures you that your message will be clearly understood by any reader. For audience appropriate, accurate translations, delivered on your schedule, ILS is your best choice for French translation services. Contact us for a free quote on your current project or to discuss future products.