RE: Translation Software - pulling terms from software

Subject: RE: Translation Software - pulling terms from software
From: Jeff Whatshisname <jeff -dot- scattini -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:09:55 -0700

Thank you, one and all! I appreciate all of your answers!
On Mar 17, 2016 12:33 PM, "Wroblewski, Victoria" <
victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com> wrote:

> There are also other considerations you need to ask the developers about
> things that may be hard coded in the software UI that need to not be. Best
> example is things like time and date settings - depending on the languages
> you are translating in to for specific countries, there are different
> preferences such as DD/MM/YYYY over USA English MM/DD/YYYY, 12 hour time
> vs. 24 hour time. You'll also have to be able to instruct the translators
> on how to handle these items for localization, if there are specific codes
> or elements they need to use and how they can or cannot be arranged, etc.
>
> And also, if the entire team is new to translated UI, you may want to also
> ask about how things in the UI are designed for text that may be longer
> than what you have in English. We typically try to allow windows, fields
> and text areas to allow for 10% to 25% more text for some translated
> languages.
>
> Start taking notes and writing everything down in to some sort of
> translation guide, just do you have all the information in one place. And
> start to stress to the upper powers in your organization that translation
> is not as simple as "we send it to a company, they do it, we pay them" and
> it may likely become a far bigger and more extensive process than you
> realize at the moment. If it's not, hey well great, but they should
> prepare that a lot of people from a lot of teams are going to have to
> devote some time to getting everything working, and unless you are a
> writer, engineer AND project manager you are not going to be able to do it
> all on your own - other people will need to play active roles.
>
> - V
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Whatshisname
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:26 AM
> To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Subject: Translation Software - pulling terms from software
>
> Hi all,
>
> I've recently been tasked with getting our UI translated into multiple
> languages. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tool to grab UI
> elements (Labels, hover text, etc.) from within the code to compile the
> translation list?
>
> Thanks!
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Translation Software - pulling terms from software: From: Jeff Whatshisname
RE: Translation Software - pulling terms from software: From: Wroblewski, Victoria

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