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

ISBN-10: 9027298181

ISBN-13: 9789027298188

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 functional consultant to Localization used to be written for translators, localization engineers, checking out engineers, machine publishers, undertaking managers, and someone else who will be serious about the discharge of multilingual items. during this moment variation, translators can study extra on localizing software program, on-line aid, and documentation records, and at the newest translation expertise instruments. Localization engineers will research all approximately constructing, engineering and checking out software program and on-line aid tasks. For venture managers, there's the entire info wanted in making plans translation or localization initiatives, discovering assets, and making sure the standard of deliverables. New to this moment, absolutely up-to-date and revised version are chapters on internationalization, laptop publishing, and software program caliber assurance.

The ebook 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 collage 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, ahead of taking up the position of globalization supervisor, constructing inner construction caliber criteria. In January 2000 Bert joined Lionbridge to move up their globalization consulting companies.

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E. anticipate text expansion, particularly in software user interfaces. ✓ When text is localized into double-byte languages, anticipate vertical expansion. ✓ Use only one space between sentences and after all punctuation marks. g. write “6 November 2000” instead of “6/11/2000” because the month/date order varies in some languages. g. in India and Thailand the calendar starts from Buddha’s birth. ✓ In telephone numbers and addresses, always include the country code and country name. Specify the hours and time zone when customer support services are available.

Once all resource files have been translated, the software application is compiled and dialog boxes resized. For more information on compiling and resizing localized software applications, refer to Chapter 4, Software Engineering. Next, a linguistic test is performed to validate the translations in context in the running application. Once linguistic testing of the localized software is completed, the terminology of the application should be final and frozen. This means that a localized software version can be sent to the client for an acceptance test.

The first testing type, linguistic testing, is often seen as part of the translation process and should be done by a translator or linguist, if possible with the help of a localization engineer or test scripts. If included in the statement of work for the project, functionality testing is performed by localization engineers or dedicated testing and QC teams. Often the publisher provides test scripts, which guide engineers through the testing process. If no guidelines or scripts are provided, ask the software publisher how much time should be scheduled for functionality or compatibility testing of the localized versions of the software.

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