WHO’S DOING THE WORK?

If you think it takes a lot of people to build a web site, just wait until you see how many people it takes to build a multilingual web site. A small, four-language web site could easily require 15 people, as shown in Figure 5.3. A larger, more complex site could require twice that many.

Figure 5.3. Localization is a team effort: The more languages, the larger the team.

Many of the participants are little more than bit players: They translate a specific language, and then they’re done. Others, like you, have a lot more work to do. The key issue is, who’s going to manage all these people? Is it going to be you, or are ...

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