Re: multilingual manuals

Subject: Re: multilingual manuals
From: Andres Heuberger <andresh -at- fxtrans -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2000 17:07:45 -0400


At 04:19 AM 7/1/2000 -0700, you wrote:

Can anybody recommend any books/articles that discuss what to consider when
doing manuals with more than one language? Thanks.

Check out the following resources:
* Scriptorium ( maintains a section of "resources for writers" that you should check out; download the white paper "The Translation-Friendly Template" from www.scriptorium/localize.pdf (even though it's written with FrameMaker in mind, many of the same issues apply)
* Multilingual Computing & Technology ( is a publication that you might want to subscribe to; also take a look at their article "Views on Global Desktop Publishing"
* Multilingual Webmaster ( doesn't deal with print publications, per se, but some of the same issues affect print and web
* Steve Schwedland with Noonetime published a great paper called "Asian Publishing in FrameMaker 5.5.6.pdf" that deals with many fundamental layout issues and addresses the use of Trados Workbench and S-Tagger; email him at mailto:steve -at- noonetime -dot- com
* the "resources" section of ForeignExchange Translations' web site,, contains a number of white papers

Good luck,

Andres Heuberger <andresh -at- fxtrans -dot- com>
ForeignExchange Translations, Inc.
Tel. 401.454.0787
From print to web in 32 languages.

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