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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0504ReqLinkedText" by RichardIshida

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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 10:38:25 -0000
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  Author: Masaki Itagaki
  
+ = Links to internal/external text =
  
+ Any text references to internal and external content, such as references to section titles and software UI items, should be implemented and identified in such a way that it is possible for localisation tools to automatically retrieve the actual text from original text places. 
+ 
+ == Background ==
+ 
+ Direct text references could occur as in the following examples:
+ 
+  1. See Also 
+ 
+  [Sample]
+  A chapter title: Work with Vouchers
+ 
+  In another section: 
+  ...See also Work with Voucher for more information about this process. 
+ 
+  Translation for “Work with Voucher” could have many variations depending on context, translation styles and target audience. If a chapter title, in the example above, is referenced in exactly the same format, the text should be represented as some sort of linkage in order to carry over the original text. This way, translators could avoid translating the same text repeatedly, which is very beneficial from the point of translation consistency as well as productivity.  
+ 
+  [Sample]
+  &lt;chapter id=”c18”>Work with Voucher&lt;/chapter> ...
+ 
+  In other section: See also &lt;ilink item=”/doc/chapter#id” val=”c18” /> for more information about this process.
+ 
+  2. References to software UI items 
+ 
+  [Sample]
+  Selecting Initialise Auditron will always produce a confirmation screen. If OK is selected twice, the Auditron will be initialised and the account data deleted. 
+ 
+  The text 'Initialise Auditron' is a quotation from the user interface and has typically already been translated. Therefore the translator's job is simply to locate the actual translation previously supplied so as to maintain consistency. 
+ 
+  For example, 'Initialise Auditron' may have been translated in Spanish in any of the following ways: 
+ 
+   ·         Inicializar Auditrón 
+ 
+   ·         Inicializar el Auditrón 
+ 
+   ·         Inicialización del Auditrón 
+ 
+  Any of these are acceptable translations, but the translator must try to choose the exact words used in the context which is being quoted. 
+ 
+  [Sample]
+  Selecting &lt;ui-message name="Initialise Auditron" id="msg123" /> will always produce a confirmation screen. If &lt;ui-message name="OK" id="msg124" /> is selected twice, the Auditron will be initialised and the account data deleted.
+ 
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