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What is “Comics”?
Comics is a medium used to express ideas with images, often combined with text or other visual information. It typically takes the form of a sequence of panels of images. Textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and onomatopoeia can indicate dialogue, narration, sound effects, or other information. The size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and other forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics; fumetti is a form that uses photographic images. Common forms include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books.
What is “Comics Localization?”
Localization means translating a work produced for a particular country in such a way that it can be understood in other countries. Whether it be manga or product manuals, much of the content is based on the cultural background of the country in which it was written. "Localization" is processing these in such a way as to be relevant to the customs and cultural background of each country or region, rather than simply translating them.
What is Wetranstech Workflow for Comics Localization
1. Check through the source file to make sure the typos, punctuation, etc. of the original text are all correct
2. Extract all the words from the source to a word file
3. Translation, proofreading, QA (We will avoid some jokes and stalks about skin color, body, and nationality when we translate the projects that go abroad; when translating some Western fantasy backgrounds, in order to avoid the copyright issue of skill names, we will Skill names are modified to a certain extent; some stalks that only native can understand, we will try our best to paraphrase, without ambiguity, these stalks are actually a very important part of the comics; sensitive plots will be reported to customers. Long-term serial projects Terminology control, errata confirmation of the original text, etc.
4. Typesetting (mainly embedding the translation and making a speech bubble or the like, that is, putting the words in the bubble dialog box)