Re: Translation

Subject: Re: Translation
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Paul Hanson <paul -dot- hanson -at- civco -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:21:28 -0800

No time machine required. There is no text in our graphics except for
numbers. We use number callouts, then put a table below the figure
with numbered references. For screen caps we blank the text entirely,
and if necessary superimpose new text to replace what was on the
screen cap. Added text is external references to XML that is
localized along with the rest of the document.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Paul Hanson <paul -dot- hanson -at- civco -dot- com> wrote:
> If you do anything with translation of English documentation to another language (the software and my manual are going to be translated into French, Italian, German), this question is for you. Say you find a time machine and you can take the knowledge you have now and go back in time to the day on which you were told you would need to translate your manual (mine is 174 pages) and all of its graphics (mine has 569 links - using InDesign) to those other languages. What would you tell yourself regarding capturing graphics in a non-English language?

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