RE: Designing a new help system -- Oh boy! ...ugh

Subject: RE: Designing a new help system -- Oh boy! ...ugh
From: Ginger Moskowitz <ginger -at- aatech -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 13:46:10 -0500

Consider word length. Localization often increases word size (for example,
German words are often very long compared to English ones), and this may
affect how your help text displays on screen. May also affect titles of
dialog boxes, if you are involved with this naming process. Try to cut out
excess words.

>I am familiar with certain
>standards for internationalizing paper docs (avoid noun phrases, keep
>subject/verb/object order and in close proximity, use proper grammar, avoid

>jargon/colloquialisms/culturally-based analogies/humor). What else?
>Anything special to consider for interantionalizing a *help* system?




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