Re: Help systems

Subject: Re: Help systems
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:59:54 -0500

> We plan to build an application that transforms XML files to the
> necessary topic files, project files, TOC files and index files that are
> needed to compile help systems for our PC programs in 21 languages. We
> have looked into HTML Help at first, but the more we dig the worse it
> seems to be with regards to language support.

Home grown or for sale to authors? You know there are many apps that
do this already, so you may be able to save the labor in favor of a
small cash outlay...?

What issues are you running into with HTML Help? Wel localize into
nearly as many languages (19) without issue...

> Does anyone have experience of creating JavaHelp or MS Help help
> systems? Those two systems seem promising with regards to
> internationalization and language support.

What do you mean by "MS Help"? As for JavaHelp, its language support
is pretty much in line with HTML Help.

Bill Swallow
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