Re: translation and wiki docs

Subject: Re: translation and wiki docs
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sally Derrick <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:00:24 -0500

For internal docs, you may just want to ensure all users have a
machine translation tool installed in their browser. You don't want to
hinder internal communication waiting for translation of individual
posts and comments when getting the gist will do. If there are
"finished" entries that you want to make formal, you would want to get
those edited for international/standardized language and then
translated. Had this been an external customer resource, I'd have
different opinions. This is coming from a guy working for a
translation company who manages content strategy solutions. :)

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Sally Derrick <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Many organizations are beginning to use wikis for technical docs.  One of
> the big benefits is enabling users to add comments and content.  I'm
> thinking of the model in which corp content is reviewed and labeled as
> 'proven'.  User input is identified as such, but must be reviewed and
> approved before it is incorporated with corp data.
> I'm curious how these orgs handle translation. Is there anyone out there
> doing wiki docs for an international company?

Bill Swallow

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