A Practical Guide to Localization

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 488 pages
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A Practical Guide to Localization was written for technical translators, localization engineers, testing engineers, desktop publishers, project managers, and anyone else who may be involved in the release of multilingual products.In this second edition, translators can learn more about localizing software, online help and documentation files, and the latest translation technology tools. Localization engineers can learn all about developing, engineering, and testing multilingual software and online help projects. For project managers, there is all the information needed for planning translation and localization projects, finding resources, and ensuring product quality. New to this second, fully updated and revised edition are chapters on internationalization, multilingual desktop publishing, and software quality assurance. The book has been designed both as a reference work and a teaching tool. Visit the www.locguide.com web site for additions and updates to the book, as well as references and links relevant to technical translation and localization. The web site also contains extracts from the book, reviews, and ordering information.
Bert Esselink has been active in localization for over a decade. After graduating in technical translation and taking university classes in programming and computational linguistics he worked for several years as software localizer, localization engineer, and technical project manager at International Software Products. In 1996 he joined ALPNET in Amsterdam as localization manager before taking on the role of globalization manager, developing internal production quality standards. In January 2000 Bert joined Lionbridge to head up their European globalization consulting services.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Internationalization
25
Software Translation
57
Software Engineering
97
Software Quality Assurance
145
Online Help Translation
165
Online Help Engineering and Testing
225
Documentation Translation
289
Graphics Localization
347
Translation Technology
359
Terminology
397
Project Evaluations
413
Project Management
427
Glossary of Terms
467
Localization in the New Millennium
477
Index
483

Desktop Publishing
323

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