Text Fragmentation & Re-use in Multilingual Information Design
Richard Ishida - Xerox GKLS
In this paper we look at some of the issues that are hardest to deal with in translation. Designers of software, user interfaces and web pages must be very careful about how they split up and re-use text on-screen, since the linguistic differences between languages can lead to real headaches for localisers, and may in some cases make a reasonable translation impossible to achieve.
After reviewing the issues relating to text fragmentation and string re-use we will look at what works and what doesn't.
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