Re: User manual: cell merging vis a vis translation

Subject: Re: User manual: cell merging vis a vis translation
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:25:55 -0500

On Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:06:08 -0500, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

User manual has several pages of tabular stuff pertaining to UI error
messages. Many of the items in the far right column are the exact same
message: "Call <company> at <number> for service."

I think such cellular repetition looks dumb, so I'm inclined to merge
adjacent cells that convey the same thing.

PM is upset, telling me that now PM will have to deal with 28 translations
(all of which have to change anyway due to other new content).

Pray tell, how in the world does merging such cellular items affect any
translation, when "Call <company> at <number> for service" has previously
been translated in all 28 languages?

Company is in the business of looking dumb. "CAUTION: Hot water will be hot." The goal is in sight, right there off the edge of the cliff. Your questions merely interfere with the established pathway. Lemmings onward march!
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