Norwegian to English Business Document Translation Services
Is your company thinking about translating your business or technical documents from English to Norwegian and from Norwegian to English?
Here are some useful facts to remember when working with Norwegian translators. Norway has two official written languages. Most business documents are written in ‘Bokmâl’, which has developed from Danish (Norway was part of Denmark for 500 years). The Norwegian government and its agencies are mandated to produce 25% of the documents in ‘Nynorsk’, which is based on Norwegian rural dialects.
The Norwegian financial markets are quite limited, especially when it comes to derivatives. Many English financial terms are used in absence of Norwegian-language equivalents (e.g. warrant, futures, etc.). Names of the mutual funds (e.g. Fidelity Far East Growth Fund) and indices (e.g. FTSE World) also appear in English in the Norwegian language documents.
Experienced Norwegian translators are cognizant of the fact that there is a differentiation in the Norwegian language between the stock shares of public companies and the mutual funds shares. Shares of stocks are translated as ‘aksjer’, whereas mutual funds shares, or units, are translated as ‘andeler’.
If your company requires Norwegian document translation, try to allocate a lot of white space before typesetting Norwegian documents. Remember that Norwegian translators pull together the concepts, that are expressed using several English words, into a single long Norwegian word. Typesetting a Norwegian document into a template with narrow columns will result in a lot of hyphenation.
The Norwegian language uses a different numbering convention. The decimal point is a comma, and the thousand separator is either a dot or a space. There needs to be a space between the number and the percentage character (e.g. 15 %) and between the number and any measurement (e.g. 15 cm). Remember to ask your Norwegian translation company to proofread the English into Norwegian translation after it has been typeset.