FW: External localization?

Subject: FW: External localization?
From: "France Baril" <France -dot- Baril -at- ixiasoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:58:07 -0500

I've used that many times. It works great.

Advice: When you send strings to translators, make sure to provide a
context, otherwise you might get weird results, and it won't be the
translators' fault.

-----Original Message-----
From: Guy K. Haas [mailto:guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com]
Sent: March 19, 2004 1:54 PM
Subject: External localization?

Has anyone here encountered a scheme in which the constant strings,
particularly the diagnostic messages, of a software product are
separated from the software itself?

This would enable the publishing of revised error messages, or of the
HTML help text, on a website where customers could download them and
upgrade their software without a build.

It could even be used for localization -- not only for the diagnostica
but for the displayed values (like names of buttons and fields) in UIs
as long as provision was made for differences in the length of such

Guy K. Haas
guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com | gkhaas -at- usa -dot- net
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley


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