Download e-book for iPad: 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 yr note: First released in 2000 (English Edition)

A useful advisor to Localization used to be written for translators, localization engineers, checking out engineers, computing device publishers, venture managers, and a person else who will be all for the discharge of multilingual items. during this moment variation, translators can study extra on localizing software program, on-line aid, and documentation documents, and at the most modern translation expertise instruments. Localization engineers will research all approximately constructing, engineering and checking out software program and on-line support tasks. For venture managers, there's the entire details wanted in making plans translation or localization tasks, discovering assets, and making sure the standard of deliverables. New to this moment, absolutely up to date and revised variation are chapters on internationalization, computer publishing, and software program caliber assurance.

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

Bert Esselink has been energetic in localization for over a decade. After graduating in technical translation and taking college sessions in programming and computational linguistics, he labored for numerous 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, sooner than taking over the position of globalization supervisor, constructing inner construction caliber criteria. In January 2000 Bert joined Lionbridge to go up their globalization consulting prone.

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At this point it is important to decide whether it is preferable to have one central web site running a content database that contains all language versions of web site, or separate web sites for each target language or region. The latter is an option often favored by larger companies with a significant physical presence in each country. Maintaining one central, multilingual web site is the most common solution for companies that maintain a relatively small web site or do not publish in a large number of languages.

Enablement” is a term that is commonly used in the context of internationalization. It refers to the process of adjusting software to make it functional in certain countries or geographical regions. For example, a software product can be “double-byte enabled” to process and display text in Asian languages. book Page 27 Monday, July 31, 2000 9:58 PM Chapter 2: Internationalization 27 Internationalization can be applied to the online help and documentation, as well as software. S. specific language.

Character encoding 2. g. user interface text 3. User interface design 4. Regional standards In the following sections, tips and resources are provided that may help you in internationalizing a software product. Remember that re-engineering a product after development is more time-consuming and problematic than addressing internationalization issues from the very beginning! 1 CHARACTER ENCODING Apart from having the capability to display all foreign characters in the software user interface, users should also be able to input international data in a software application, using a localized keyboard or other preferred input method.

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