Good books or articles on localization
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PolinaG (X)
United States
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Apr 18, 2012

Hi! Could you recommend me good books or articles on localization?

I need your suggestions to compile a shortlist of books (kind of "Localization 101"), that would come in handy to translators working in the field of software, website and video game localization. Books may range from basic to advanced, addressing both internal/translator and external/client points of view on the matter. Thank you!


 

BeaDeer  Identity Verified
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Esselink Apr 18, 2012

Bert Esselink: A practical guide to localization. The principles are still valid, although it was published some ten years ago, if memory serves me right.

 

Andrei Yefimov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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English to Russian
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video games localisation Apr 18, 2012

http://www.jostrans.org/issue06/art_ohagan.php

 

Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Member (2002)
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Any localization article written by Rodolfo Raya Apr 19, 2012

Such as:
XML in localisation: A practical analysis
An overview of the most relevant XML standards used in the localisation industry
(http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-localis/
)

XML in localisation: Use XLIFF to translate documents
XML Localisation Interchange File Format as an intermediate file format
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-localis2/index.html

Kind regards

Clarisa


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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"How to move on from localisation" Apr 19, 2012

Just joking. However, that would be a good book! Unfortunately the rates and conditions in localisation are so ridiculous that the only wise thing to do is to linger in localisation as short a time as possible, and use your income to train for other specialties that will be more rewarding to you in the long run.

 

PolinaG (X)
United States
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Thank you! Apr 19, 2012

BeaDeer wrote:

Bert Esselink: A practical guide to localization. The principles are still valid, although it was published some ten years ago, if memory serves me right.


Thank you!icon_smile.gif
I got it few years ago. It is a really good book.

Andrei Yefimov wrote:

video games localisation
http://www.jostrans.org/issue06/art_ohagan.php


Thank youicon_smile.gif

Clarisa Moraña wrote:

Any localization article written by Rodolfo Raya


Thank you, Clarisa!icon_smile.gif

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

"How to move on from localisation"


Thank you for the valuable adviceicon_wink.gif

[Edited at 2012-04-19 13:59 GMT]


 

Ivars Barzdevics  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:12
English to Spanish
Game localization Apr 21, 2012

Heather Maxwell Chandler: The game localization handbook. Published by Charles River Media, INC. 2005

 


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