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Re: [WebAIM]: a translation question ...

From: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 10:47:46 +0100
Message-ID: <1164275266.45656e42eb9a1@webmail2.kuleuven.be>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi Matthew,

Quoting Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>:
Use of simpler language in the original text will make translation to a
foreign tongue _much_ easier.

In fact, this could be a handy test; if language is hard to translate
to a foreign one, maybe the original version needs review.  (I will 
refrain from making any references to the inaccessible language of WCAG 
2, oops - I just did...)

I'm not going to argue that WCAG 2.0 is easy to read, but several 
people, including myself, have translated (sections of) working drafts 
(see http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/#translations). For me, finding Dutch 
counterparts for technical terms in the document turned out to be the 
most difficult part. Some of the comments I submitted were based on 
this kind of effort, but it isn't easy to provide suggestions that are 
easier to read and at the same time technology-neutral and precise.

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - 3001 Leuven-Heverlee - BELGIUM
tel: +32 16 32 85 51

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