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 consultant to Localization used to be written for translators, localization engineers, trying out engineers, laptop publishers, venture managers, and somebody else who will be fascinated about the discharge of multilingual items. during this moment version, translators can study extra on localizing software program, on-line support, and documentation documents, and at the most modern translation know-how instruments. Localization engineers will examine all approximately constructing, engineering and checking out software program and on-line support initiatives. For undertaking 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, totally up to date and revised version are chapters on internationalization, machine publishing, and software program caliber assurance.

The e-book has been designed as either a reference paintings and a instructing tool.

Bert Esselink has been lively in localization for over a decade. After graduating in technical translation and taking college periods in programming and computational linguistics, he labored for numerous years as software program localizer, localization engineer, and technical venture supervisor at overseas software program items. In 1996 he joined ALPNET in Amsterdam as localization supervisor, sooner than taking over the position 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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For more information, refer to Chapter 13, Project Evaluations. 4 SCHEDULING AND BUDGETING Scheduling is a critical task in localization. Many issues endanger the time schedule set at the beginning of a project, the most likely one being late delivery of the source material by the publisher. Because many software publishers are aiming for simultaneous release – also called simship – of all language versions of their product, most localization vendors experience heavy workloads towards the end of a project.

12 PROCESSING UPDATES Translation often starts when the English product is still being developed. This means that first one or more beta versions or release candidates of the product are translated before the final version is released to localization. If vendors are not using a translation memory system for translation, they need to manually process updates using file compares, copying and pasting, etc. Translation memory systems enable the user to process new files and automatically re-use the translations that were already completed.

This pre-delivery QA check includes: • Proofreading all translations. For more information on proofreading, refer to the Reviewing Documentation section on page 315. • Delivery test of the software. For more information on this type of testing, refer to the Delivery Testing section on page 154. • Finalizing bug or problem reports. For more information on bug reports, refer to the Bug Tracking section on page 160. • Reviewing the instructions given in the initial hand-off or statement of work from the publisher to ensure that all steps were covered.

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