RE: Translation into Spanish for form

Subject: RE: Translation into Spanish for form
From: Emily Cotlier <Emily_Cotlier -at- cardlink -dot- co -dot- nz>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 13:03:46 +1200

One point you may want to know for a document designed to be translated from
English to Spanish, especially a graphically oriented form--Spanish
translations of English phrases are usually longer than the original
phrases. It's helpful to leave some extra space in your layout to accomodate

I speak a little Spanish and helped my company translate some front-end
drop-lists and pop-up boxes into Spanish for a program installation in
Argentina. The length issue showed up when they hadn't left enough space for
the translated version of the phrases on the screen!

Mucho suerte,

Emily Cotlier
Technical Writer
Cardlink Systems Limited
Auckland, New Zealand

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