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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0505WordCount" by AndrzejZydron

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  Author: Andrzej Zydron
  
- = Indicator for Word Count =
+ = Requirements for Word Count =
  
- << TO DO >>
+ == Introduction ==
  
+ Word and character count metrics form an important unit of measure which is used to 
+ establish the size and cost of a given i18n task.
+ 
+ == Challenge/Issue ==
+ 
+ One of the most enduring features of the GILT (Globalization, Internationalization, Localization and Translation) industry has been the inconsistency of word counts, not only between rival products, but even between different versions of the same product.
+ 
+ Word Counts are the traditional metric for i18n tasks, but they do not provide in themselves a valid unit
+ of measure. For Logographic scripts such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean word counts are very difficult if
+ not impossible to establish. A better term is Globalization Industry Metrics, or GILT Metrics. Volume is also
+ not a absolute indicator of the size of an i18n task - complexity and quality are other important ingredients.
+ 
+ == Notes ==
+ 
+ The issue of GILT Metrics is currently being addressed by the proposed LISA OSCAR tripartite GILT Metrics standards which encompass volume (GMX/V), complexity (GMX/C) and quality (GMX/Q) - http://www.lisa.org/oscar/gmx/.

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