Re: Writing for Translation

Subject: Re: Writing for Translation
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 08:00:31 -0700

Bad translation can ruins anything. If your budget only permits bad
translations, you're probably better off just not doing them. Overseas users
tend to be more forgiving of having to read things from American companies in
English than of bad translations into their own language. They've been
accustomed to dealing with American arrogance for generations, but incompetence
grates no matter what your cultural experiences are.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> Gene's not precisely correct here. A bad translation can ruin otherwise
> good usability.


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