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.NET Internationalization: The Developer’s Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications by Guy Smith-Ferrier

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14. The Translator

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THE TRANSLATOR or localizer plays a fundamental role in the internationalization process. Even if you use machine translation, a human will still be needed to review and fix the result of the machine’s translation. Your translator/localizer could be a professional agency, a freelance translator, or, indeed, a bilingual, business-aware employee working in the same country as or a different country than the development team. Regardless, the role of the translator/localizer is critical, and the success of the internationalization of the project is dependent to some extent on how well this role is integrated into the development process. In this chapter, we explore strategies for including the translator/localizer ...

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