Below is a sample of our Russian website translation which we carried out for Gripple along with 7 other languages including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Russian website translation: How much of your site should be translated into Russian?
Depending on how you are marketing your product or service abroad, it may not make sense or be cost-effective to translate the entire site into Russian. If there are regularly updated sections such as ‘News’ or maybe a blog, in which new content is frequently added, you may want to exclude this from the Russian version of your website. You can create an effective series of ‘mini-sites’ in Russian, which contains the main content of your site.
Navigating your translated websites — to flag or not to flag?
Many companies like to use flags to show the languages into which their website is translated. Using the Russian flag is common but bear in mind that some languages are spoken in multiple countries. If you are aiming for a generic translation to be understood by as many Russian speakers as possible, then flags may not be appropriate. For example, Russian is spoken in Russian, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Russian website translation: Text expansion
When translating your website, one of the things you have to consider is that your text may expand in the target language, meaning it is much longer than the original English. If you are designing a website in English that you know is to be translated into Russian, text expansion should be taken into consideration in the design stage.
Russian desktop publishing, voice-overs and subtitles
Adelphi Translations Ltd. can work from Russian to English and English to Russian. We also produce voice recordings and subtitles for videos, as well as the translation and localisation of printed materials into Russian.