Re: Reviewing translated UI

Subject: Re: Reviewing translated UI
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:54:32 -0500

On Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:20:33 -0500, Yves Barbion <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

What do you think is the best way to review a translated UI:

- Send the translator screen shots
- Record a Camtasia movie and have the translators review it
- Organize a live demo of the software with Teamviewer

At some point, preferably fairly early in the process, it must be reviewed by users who are almost entirely unfamiliar with it. That's the best way, I think, to catch ambiguous references, cultural blunders, and non-intuitive assumptions. Only a live demo could do that.

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Reviewing translated UI: From: Yves Barbion

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