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Localisation - intelligent or stupid?
Thread poster: Mats Wiman

Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Oct 22, 2002

I recommend you to read the following article in Translation Journal, written by Dag Forsell - Swedish Translator based in California.



Use the emerging knowledge to educate your agencies/customers.



http://accurapid.com/journal/17softloc.htm


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Uwe Schwenk
Local time: 06:20
English to German
Localization Oct 22, 2002

Mats,



this one hits the nail exactly on the head, even after so many years.


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Translations4IT
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Localization Oct 23, 2002

Excellent article and oh! so true! Thanks Mats!

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George Nathaniel
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Travails of 'Localization' endeavours Oct 23, 2002

A wonderful reading for translation experts but how would you \'educate\' the agencies/customers when they are unwilling to learn or do not want to be bothered by these irksome \'details\'. Nevertheless, it would be a good idea to present this text first to the customer before starting with such projects.



George Nathaniel


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Right ON! Oct 23, 2002

Whenever someone complains in front of me about the low quality of localized software, I explain to them exactly how these things are made.



I\'ll start referring them to this article...


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
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Localization in Thai Nov 2, 2002

In Thai, most people use English terms for imported concept. Many years on lecture in universityies, I found that Thai is likely to accpect foerign words rather than translating into Thai. Any idea ?
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