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[ESW Wiki] Update of "geoQuickTips" by RichardIshida

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Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 17:34:34 -0000
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The following page has been changed by RichardIshida:

   5. '''Images, animations & examples.''' Check for translatability and inappropriate cultural bias. 
+   If you want your content to really communicate with people, you need to speak their language, not only through the text, but also through local imagery, color, objects and concerns.  It is easy to overlook the culture-specific nature of symbolism, behaviour, concepts, body language, humor, etc.  You should get feedback on the suitability and relevance of your images, video-clips, and examples from in-country users.
+   You should also take care when incorporating text in graphics when content is translated. Text on complex backgrounds or in restricted spaces can cause considerable trouble for the translator.  You should provide graphics to the localization group that have text on a separate layer, and you should bear in mind that text in languages such as English and Chinese will almost certainly expand in translation.
   6. '''Forms.''' Use an appropriate encoding on both form and server. Support local formats of names/addresses, times/dates, etc.
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