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Re: conventions regarding presentation of terms in a translated glossary

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 10:54:43 +0100
Message-ID: <41EA39E3.4090800@w3.org>
To: zara <zara@arobas.net>
Cc: w3c-translators@w3.org
To be honest: there is no rule afaik. Personally, I would prefer the original order, 
because it gives an easier way to get back to he original, and consequently authoritative 
version of the document. If you generate the glossary via a tool, having an appendix 
giving the glossary in local alphabetic order, too, might be a good idea...


zara wrote:
> Hi,
> When translating a W3C document that has a glossary of terms, is there a
> standard practice for the presentation of terms, i.e. should translated
> terms be listed alphabetically or listed as originally presented in English,
> therefore usually resulting in terms that are not listed alphabetically in
> the translated version ?
> I have looked at other (French) translations that had glossaries and found
> that they listed terms in the original order of the initial document
> (therefore, the translated version did not list the terms alphabetically).
> Best regards,
> Catherine
> --
> Catherine Roy
> www.w3qc.org 
> www.communautique.qc.ca 
> http://perso.b2b2c.ca/zara/ 


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