RE: in order to - and localization

Subject: RE: in order to - and localization
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 13:08:14 -0400

Hi Diana,

Do you have a Web link to that research? There's plenty of TW support
for the alternative: "To change the color, select Colors from the menu."
However, that support is based on subjective common sense and anecdotal
user feedback, rather than true research.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diana Ost
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 12:44 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: in order to - and localization
> My research (and experience) supports direct sentence
> construction like this:
> Select Colors from the menu to change the color.
> My translation experience is mainly for Portuguese, Spanish, and
> Japanese, which could make a difference I guess. The translators I
> worked with asked me to use only the words needed to get the job done,
> and to leave out any colloquialisms or extra phrasing.

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