Pivot Translation: Localization Technique For Non-English Games

Pivot translation in Gridly CMS
Pivot localization from Chinese into Russian with English as a bridge. Image: Gridly

Pros of language pivoting

Issues with pivot translation

Articles, the gender markers in German. Image source: Wikipedia

How to manage the pivot localization project effectively

1. In a spreadsheet

2. In the localization system

  • Source language → Bridge language (EN)
  • Bridge language (EN) → Target languages (worldwide)

3. In the game CMS

Dependencies setup with Chinese and English as source and pivot languages. Image: Gridly
Editing process in pivot localization. Image: Gridly

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We translate and test games in 61+ language pairs. Here, we analyze game markets and share localization insights. Check Gridly — our new game CMS: gridly.com

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