Tag: localization

Taking Mobile Android Applications to Market: The Challenges

Really enjoyed this blog article by Andreas Constantinou Mobile Developer Economics: Taking Applications to Market. Excellent material, especially for Android apps development fans. Look at the fourth challenge: Localization “The lack of localised apps for non-English markets is exacerbated for Android. A search on AndroLib reveals that out of the approximately 60,000 apps on Android...

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Agile Development and Localization: Has the Industry Lost the Ball in the Scrum?

I participated in an excellent session called “Authoring in an Agile Environment”, presented by Julio Vasquez at the Content Management Strategies DITA North America Conference 2010.  Julio has an excellent white paper on the subject too, available from the SDI website. This got me thinking about how the localization process might fit into the world...

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Don't Translate, Won't Translate

How do you indicate non-translatable parts of a translatable string? I’m interested in your best practises and advice. Let’s assume the file format concerned is XML, and XLIFF at that. And let’s also assume these source strings are in English and must be optimized for as much translation automation as possible (MT, TM, other string...

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Whatever Happened to the Real Irish Localization Industry? The Lessons for the Community

I’ve worked in, and around, Irish-based localization for 20 years. Once, it was heralded as a cornerstone of foreign investment in Ireland. Government ministers fell over each other turning up at the opening of the latest localization facility. The rest of the world looked to Ireland for lessons about their own localization sector. Now, some...

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End of PowerPoint Karaoke: The First Localization and Internationalization UnConference

Yes, the first Localization and Internationalization UnConference is being held next month in Silicon Valley. Very Web 2.0. Building on the Mashup Camp experience, Ultan O’Broin of Oracle and Shawna Wolverton of Salesforce are bringing a localization and internationalization UnConference to Silicon Valley on March 14, 2008. It’s free, with lunch and facilities kindly provided...

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And This One Time, At Mashup Camp Dublin …

I was very impressed with the UnConference section of Mashup Camp, held at the Guinness Brewery Storehouse in Dublin. The format offers great potential for sharing of knowledge, and a challenge to the more traditional conference formats. Mashup Camp consisted of an initial 1.5 days of Mashup University, which, to be honest, was similar to...

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