Tag: XLIFF

XLIFF 2.1 open for second public review

XLIFF Version 2.1 has reached an important milestone in its development. On February 7, the OASIS XLIFF TC members approved the second Committee Specification Draft and sent it out for second public review. The OASIS Administration made the call for public comments on February 9, 2017. The second public review period will end on February 24, 2017. The public...

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XLIFF 2.1 open for public review

XLIFF Version 2.1 has reached an important milestone in its development. On October 14, the OASIS XLIFF TC members approved the first Committee Specification Draft and sent it immediately for the first public review. The OASIS Administration made the call for public comments on October 26, 2016. The first public review period will end on November 25, 2016. The...

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How to Use the HTML5 Translate Attribute: A Translatability Best Practice

HTML5 introduces a translate attribute that allows fine-grained control over what content should be translated, or not. Richard Ishida of the W3C has all the details of the attribute and its applicability, as well as some interesting insights into how Bing Translator and Google Translate deal with the translatability of content issue. Here’s an example...

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Standards, Interoperability, Popcorn

These standards initiative thingies are like buses. You wait for ages and then two of them come along together. Following the er, demise of LISA (the LOCALIZATION Industry Standards Association), we have just seen an announcement by the Translation Automation User Society (TAUS) calling for community guidance on a proposal for that body to become...

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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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