What books would you recommend on website translation, localisation and translation in general?
Thread poster: Nathalie White

Nathalie White  Identity Verified
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Oct 8, 2007

Hello everyone,

I am looking for interesting books on website translation, localisation and translation in general.

I have tried Amazon.com but there are only a few books and I am not too sure that they will thoroughly cover the subject.

Could anyone of you be kind enough to recommend any good books on the subject? What were the books that you found extremely useful and informative during your career?

Thanks for your help.

Nat

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Localization - Bert Esselink Oct 8, 2007

Hi,

AFAIK Bert Esselink is the best in the field of localisation. He wrote a book titled: A Practical Guide to Localization.
Parts of it are rather technical, but it's a good introduction.

Good luck!


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Miseria y esplendor de la traducción Oct 8, 2007

Keeping in mind the content of this essay written by José Ortega y Gasset might come handy when translating.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Ditto Oct 8, 2007

Margreet Logmans wrote:
AFAIK Bert Esselink is the best in the field of localisation.


Yes, I was just about to say the same thing.

Unfortunately Bert seems to focus rather heavily on Windows localisation with precious little about Linux and opensource systems, even though that's where a large chunk of localisation is happening.

For comprehensive information on some aspects of l10n, see the "Localisation Guide" here:
http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/


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