LaTeX-based translation workflows

Subject: LaTeX-based translation workflows
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:34:33 +0100


We have a few publications written in LaTeX2e and want to keep them in
this format. I am now looking into how to translate these files.

Does anyone of you have experience with LaTeX-based translation
workflows for commercial localization tools (TRADOS, et al)?

I don't see any problems with the languages covered by the
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} - which are ISO 8859-1 - but what about
encodings for Greek, Cyrillic and CJK? I don't immediately see how to
retain the encodings for those languages and still get the texts out of
LaTeX format and into the localization tools.

I guess one way is to go via one of the LaTeX to XML converters, but if
possible we would like to avoid that solution.

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes,
Mats Broberg

FLIR Systems AB


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