Re: Writing for Translation

Subject: Re: Writing for Translation
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 07:14:45 -0700

Is your goal to maximize usability in the target language, or to minimize
translation time and cost? The two are often not compatible, and usability
doesn't change much with language. Whatever callout layout your English-reading
users prefer, chances are your non-English users will also prefer.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> 2. Specific, immediate concern: Callouts in figures. My client still has
> callouts (in Framemaker text boxes, if it matters) in the figure itself. What
> is the preferred format of callouts for translation? Put only numbers and
> arrows in the figure, and then have the key separate, in the main body text?
> Or have the key in a separate text frame, but within the anchored frame (that
> would be for Framemaker)?

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