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Title: A Practical Guide to Software Localization
Written By: Bert Esselink
Series Title: Languages in World Directories, 3
Description:

With chapters on translating software, translating on-line help and documentation translation memory tools, project management and terminology management, A Practical Guide to Software Localization covers many of the areas localizers must work in . Much attention is paid to the daily tasks and responsibilities of project managers, localization engineers and most importantly- translators all facing the localization. The examples in the reference a typical localization project translating from English into French, Italian, German and Spanish but the material is applicable to most language instances. The platforms discussed are Microsoft Windows and Apples MacOS. The book does not cover such topics as internationalization, double-byte localization, multimedia localization and other operating systems such OS/2 and UNIX. Still the book will fill a felt need for many. Website support will provide regular updates.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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