Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs

Subject: Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:51:03 -0700

There are only two languages that contain enough native words to enable complex technical and scientific writing without various forms of awkward linguistic gymnastics: English and German. Before Germany ticked off a lot of other countries in the first half of the 20th century, the preferred language for international scientific publications was actually German. The standard today is English.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 4/16/2016 3:59 AM, Steve Hudson wrote:


One of the major problems with the auto-translation for these document types is a dearth of even mildly technical terms, leading to overly scientific words being selected for the translation.

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