Re: Internationalizing screen shots for customizable software

Subject: Re: Internationalizing screen shots for customizable software
From: Rob Steiner <rjsteiner01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Techwr-L <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 04:42:33 -0800 (PST)

I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my
question about what to do with screen shots in
internationalized user guides. The consensus was to
either, a.), leave the screen shots in English, or,
b.), leave the screen shots out of the manual
altogether.

As for what my team is going to do -- we lucked out!
We just found out this week that the translation
company will be inserting the new screen shots.

Thanks again!
Rob Steiner
rjsteiner01 -at- yahoo -dot- com



--- Rob Steiner <rjsteiner01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> We're currently internationalizing our task-based
> user
> manuals (i.e., removing US specific terms) since our
> company will soon be selling its software to
> customers
> in South America and Europe. A third-party
> translation
> firm will translate our internationalized
> documentation into the appropriate language(s).
>
> The re-wording is going well, but we're kind of
> stumped on what to do with the screen shots, which
> are
> all in English. Since the software will be
> customized/translated to the customer's
> needs/language
> once it's delivered, we can not get access to the
> translated software to get the translated screen
> shots.
>
> So my big question is: How do we allow for
> multi-language screen shots in our internationalized
> documentation when the software will be customized
> when it's delivered to the customer?

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