Is localisation obligatory?

Subject: Is localisation obligatory?
From: David Harrison <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:23:56 +0000

Our product is business-to-business and used on the factory floor. We have a large export market to Europe where we know that localisation to the language of that country is somewhere between "should" and "legally obliged" depending on the country. However there is a balance between "worth translating" and "not worth translating because the sales in that country has a poor projection" and we are at this point now with some countries.
Does anyone know, for sure, in which European countries, apart from France and Germany, one is legally obliged to provide user/maintenance manuals in the local tongue rather than just recommended?

Thanks Guys


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Sent on 28.06.2012 10:23 by David Harrison

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