French Translations

French translation does not present any particular issues or difficulties to a professional French translator. This applies equally if you wish to translate French to English or from English into French.
There are differences in vocabulary from country to country and region to region in the French speaking world. Nevertheless formal written French is relatively uniform. When translating into French this means that a single translation can generally be used in all countries, with one exception. The French of Canada is sufficiently different to often warrant a separate Canadian French version of the text.français coeur

However translations of very informal or colloquial texts do need to be tailored to the specific target market.

In addition to English to French translation, we process a large volume of French to English translation work.

Our French translation service is available for all types of materials and texts, including our technical translation services. We offer two levels of translation quality – our quality-assured and our more economical budget professional translation, plus certified translation services.

French Translation plus Typesetting

When typesetting French text, care needs to be taken that all text is displaying correctly in the graphic application. For example the letter œ and quotation marks « » can display incorrectly with certain fonts.

Occasionally, space can also be an issue as French translations are often 10 – 15% longer than the original English text. Other than this there are no particular pitfalls involved in typesetting French and it can be set as raw text in all major design programs.

See our separate page for information on our typesetting processes, capabilities and quality control measures relating to French typesetting.

An example of our French translation and typesetting work:

French translation

Did you know?

  • French is an official language in 29 countries and several dependencies, and is widely used in many others.
  • It is spoken mainly in Europe, Canada, French Polynesia and extensively throughout Africa.
  • It is an official language of the United Nations.
  • English and French are the only languages spoken as a native language on all 5 continents.

To obtain a quote for a French translation:

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Or to discuss your project, phone us on 0508 872 675 or (09) 913 5290.

See the full list of languages we translate.

Other Major World Languages Translated

Mandarin is the world's most widely spoken language, and we translate English to Mandarin, or more correctly Simplified Chinese, in large volume. We also do English to Cantonese translation (Traditional Chinese), and considerable Chinese to English translation work.

The world's second most spoken language, Spanish, is also a major language for us. Our Spanish translation projects involve documents and materials of all types.

Hindi is the fourth most spoken language (after English), and Hindi translation work is also significant for us.

In fifth place is Arabic. Our Arabic translator teams are in constant demand, and we also process a large number of Arabic typesetting projects.

We also translate into and from all other major languages of India and South East Asia. Plus we cover almost all European languages, including: