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Washington, DC 2012 Coalition: Website Localization Case Study

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Globalization Partners International (GPI) provided Spanish website localization services for The Washington, DC 2012 Coalition Olympic Bid Website.

Globalization Partners International (GPI) provided Spanish website localization services for The Washington, DC 2012 Coalition Olympic Bid Website.

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  • 1. Case Study: Washington DC 2012
  • 2. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    Globalization Partners International (GPI) provided Spanish language website localization services for The Washington, DC 2012 Coalition Olympic Bid website. The localized version of the website was created in order to demonstrate the region's ability to deliver multilingual content to the potential millions of global viewers and visitors who are sure to tune into the Games in 2012 if the DC-Baltimore areas are selected as the host.
    Washington, DC 2012 Goes for Gold
    Platform: Web-based, SQL.
    Languages: Spanish.
    Tools: HTML, PHP, Illustrator, Photoshop, Trados 5.5.
  • 3. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    GPI worked on the high profile website in close collaboration with other DC area firms including Digital Focus, Don Ruzek Design and Doceus. In order to provide Spanish language content for select areas of the site, GPI provided localization consulting and Spanish language translation and copy writing services. The Spanish translation services included localizing HTML components, interactive forms, navigational buttons and graphic elements of the site.
    Aboutthe Project
  • 4. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    The localization consulting included advisement on issues such as determination of multilingual navigational design and directory structures. GPI utilized native speaking Spanish translators, editors and copy writers from 6 different Spanish speaking locales (a locale is a combination of country and culture) in order to provide a universal Spanish style for the site. GPI also provided online QA testing of the Spanish version site under several web browsers including Internet Explorer and Netscape.
    Aboutthe Project
  • 5. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    The Washington, DC 2012 Coalition organization was established to bid on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its board of directors is comprised of 68 board members including (31) business leaders from the region; five appointments made by each of the Mayors of Washington and Baltimore, two appointments made by each of the governors of Maryland and Virginia, (17) regional athletes and sports personalities and the president and chief executive officer.
    AbouttheClient
  • 6. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    As a bid city under the formal name Washington, DC 2012, CRC 2012 is endorsed by the DC Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Federal City Council, the Greater Baltimore Alliance and the Greater Baltimore Committee. Resolutions of support have also been passed by the city councils of Washington and Baltimore, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Arlington County (VA) Board and the Fairfax County (VA) Board of Supervisors.
    AbouttheClient
  • 7. WebsitelocalizationintoSpanish
    “Globalization Partners International worked well with our other interactive partners on localizing our site into Spanish”, says Dan Knise, President & CEO Chesapeake Region 2012 Coalition. “For such a high profile and high traffic site, we required exceptional translation and Spanish language copy writing on the Spanish version, and were thrilled at the compliments we received when the site went live.”
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