Javanese subtitling service

Javanese subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable Javanese subtitling service for your business video content. We've more than 25 years’ experience in delivering TRANSLATIONS, VOICE-OVERS, SUBTITLES & CAPTIONS in over 80 languages.

Our Javanese subtitling service level will delight you. All the work is done in-house, at our base in Reading, apart from translations which we subcontract to in-country linguistic experts. With Matinée you are buying our service quality and our expertise.

We guarantee to deliver the best, no nonsense Javanese subtitles service anywhere in the UK. Whatever the challenge, we guarantee to deliver and delight. Check out our FAQs for more information and costs.

Call us now on +44(0)118 958 4934 or email You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.

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Subtitling montage in 4 languages for Sony

Sony’s production company asked Matinée Multilingual to subtitle a series of DAB product demos in 4 languages.

Matinée transcribed the English audio, and then produced the French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. Once approved, the subtitles were synced to the video and delivered as MP4 files.


A short history of the Javanese language

English to Javanese subtitling service

Javanese is spoken by around 98 million people in the Indonesian Island of Java and in Bali and Lombok. Like Indonesia, it is an Austronesian language and most people who speak Javanese can also speak Indonesian.

Earliest Javanese writing comes from the 4th century AD and over the following seven centuries the language developed into the form it has today. However, the alphabet was prohibited from use when the Japanese occupied Indonesia between 1942 and 1945. The alphabet used today is Latin and was introduced by the Dutch.

Javanese doesn’t have official status, although in Yogyakarta, central and East Javait is recognised as a regional language. Javanese can be heard on TV and radio and it is printed in some magazines. It is also taught in some schools.

The Javanese language contains words from Sanskrit, Arabic, Dutch and Malay. There are three main dialects in Java. They are Western, Central and Eastern and they can all be understood by each other. Central Javanese is said to be the most cultivated of the dialects and is spoken by people living in Surakarta and Yogyakarta.


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This video montage features a variety of subtitling projects we have completed in a number of languages.
It also shows four different ways in which the subtitles can be displayed on screen.