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ITS use Case - Software Resources

From: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 16:32:39 -0700
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And another one:


A software developer often needs to provide localization-related information with the resources that will be translated. For
example, he or she needs to indicate that a string has a maximum length because the program reads it using a fixed-length buffer.
Using a common set of tags to carry such information across the tools used during the localization process offers to the developer
the opportunity to have a better control on how the strings will be modified, and ultimately on preventing some bug to be

Localizers also often need to add their own information in the resource material. They do this to complete what has been already set
by the developer, or to add their own instructions. A common set of tags could allow the localization providers to develop re-usable
verification tools to ensure that the translated material follow the requirements requested by the developers.


This scenario applies to the software developers that create the resources, the localization engineers that prepare the resources
for translation, and the translators modifying the data.

Received on Tuesday, 22 March 2005 23:33:18 UTC

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