RE: Translation costs?

Subject: RE: Translation costs?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 22:03:42 -0400

Hmm. On third hand, it IS WebHelp.
Point the customer to one of those online sites - "Translate this page" ...

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:27 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Translation costs?

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> Yow.
>
> If you've seen the average help page for MadCap Flare, that's about
> as wordy as I am in the product WebHelp that I create _using_ Flare.
> (Hint, they almost never finish a thought above-the-fold, and you'll
> often have to scroll three times or more...)
>
> Even my short pages are peppered with drop-down and expanding text,
> as well as links and references.
>
> Yow! So, about a million bucks to translate my Help, huh?
>
> Yow!!!

There are dollars-and-cents reasons for creating minimalist documentation (www.google.com/search?q=minimalist+documentation). Even though it's more difficult and time-consuming to write. :-)








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References:
Translation costs?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Translation costs?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Translation costs?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Translation costs?: From: Combs, Richard

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