German is spoken principally in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg, and there are many regional dialects of the language. Thus spoken German can vary considerably from region to region.
Written German though is largely homogenous. This means that if you want to translate English to German, for almost all texts a single German translation will be appropriate for all countries. However if the text is very informal or colloquial, the German translation may need to be tailored to the specific target market.
With our qualified and experienced German translator personnel, we provide a comprehensive range of English to German translation services. This includes the technical translation of patent documents, technical materials and commercial and business documents.
We also handle a large volume of German to English translation work. Our translators working from German into English are generally able to understand and translate all types of German text.
For all our German translation work, clients can choose between our quality-assured language translations or our more economical budget professional translation service.
An example of our German translation and typesetting work:
German Translation plus Typesetting
All major graphic design programs can directly take German text, and the vast majority of English fonts can be used for German. However some fonts may not have the letter ß.
Typesetting German is generally uncomplicated. Occasionally though it can be a challenge in narrow text columns due to the many lengthy compound words German uses. The typesetter must know where individual words can be hyphenated, as of course hyphenation must follow German and not English conventions.
As with most European languages, the German translation of an English text is likely to be longer than the original English text. This means point sizes and leading often has to be adjusted to fit the available space.
See our separate page for information on our typesetting processes, capabilities and quality control measures relating to German typesetting.
Other Major European Languages Translated
Spanish is our main European language by volume, with a large number of projects requiring English to Spanish translation. Demand to translate English to French documents is also high, as is translation from both these languages into English.