A Practical Guide to Localization (Revised Edition) by Bert Esselink, Shiera O'Brien, Arjen-Sjoerd De Vries

By Bert Esselink, Shiera O'Brien, Arjen-Sjoerd De Vries

Author note: Arjen-Sjoerd De Vries (Editor), Shiera O'Brien (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000 (English Edition)
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A useful consultant to Localization was once written for translators, localization engineers, trying out engineers, machine publishers, venture managers, and somebody else who can be interested in the discharge of multilingual items. during this moment version, translators can study extra on localizing software program, on-line support, and documentation records, and at the most up-to-date translation know-how instruments. Localization engineers will examine all approximately constructing, engineering and trying out software program and on-line support initiatives. For venture managers, there's the entire info wanted in making plans translation or localization tasks, discovering assets, and making sure the standard of deliverables. New to this moment, totally up-to-date and revised variation are chapters on internationalization, laptop publishing, and software program caliber assurance.

The booklet has been designed as either a reference paintings and a instructing tool.

Bert Esselink has been energetic in localization for over a decade. After graduating in technical translation and taking collage periods in programming and computational linguistics, he labored for a number of years as software program localizer, localization engineer, and technical venture supervisor at foreign software program items. In 1996 he joined ALPNET in Amsterdam as localization supervisor, prior to taking over the function of globalization supervisor, constructing inner creation caliber criteria. In January 2000 Bert joined Lionbridge to go up their globalization consulting companies.

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2 SUPPORTED LANGUAGES Remember that document creation applications do not necessarily support all languages. Before writing product manuals in a particular application, ensure that this (version of the) application supports all languages required. Translators should be able to use the same application and version for their translation work, and not have to rely on some sort of conversion or a localized version of the application. For example, when translating manuals into Asian languages, ensure the application used to create the manuals supports input, display, and kerning of double-byte characters.

When a change is made in one language, flags are used to mark the equivalent places in the other languages. GlobalSight Ambassador also enables the user to transform a single-language web site into a centrally managed multilingual web site. com. ” Passport manages multilingual content development, management, and delivery using a centralized database architecture. com. 5 WEBPLEXER WebPlexer allows users to maintain international versions of a web site, generate the correct linguistic version of a requested page, track the locales, languages, and pages receiving the most impressions or hits, etc.

If a software publisher considers localizing products for Far Eastern or Middle Eastern markets, making the source code and application Unicode compliant is worth the investment. book Page 32 Monday, July 31, 2000 9:58 PM 32 A Practical Guide to Localization Mac OS and Windows. The main advantages of Unicode support are the ability to represent all text with one unambiguous encoding, and the ease with which multilingual text can be supported. org. 2 LOCATION OF TRANSLATABLES For the location of translatables in source code, there are several approaches, the most common of which is centralizing all localizable items in external resource files.

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