Originally Posted by ittrut
Hey, does anyone know of a service where game developers can exchange localisations? For instance I localise something to/from Finnish for somebody in exchange that they translate Chinese.
That's actually a brilliant idea. Now that you've think about it you have to create it! Call it something like translationXchange. And also add an evolving market like a forex market where we can see the price (in words) of all languages to manage the offer/demand. Wait, I'm going too far.
Back to the subject, if you use a translation service, make sure it REALLY uses a human to translate your stuff. Many cheap sites pretend your text will be translated by a human but in most case it will be an automatic/computer translation quickly verified by someone.
Make sure the site garantees 100% human (or 100% hubot as long as it is not an other type of machine) translation and has good reviews. That will still leave you with a large choice.