Browse Prior Art Database

Test Tool for AIX Language Translation Utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107326D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Richardson, WC: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a testing tool for translation centers to actually test text that has been translated by the translation centers before sending the translated files back to development.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

Test Tool for AIX Language Translation Utility

       Disclosed is a testing tool for translation centers to
actually test text that has been translated by the translation
centers before sending the translated files back to development.

      Today when a development group completes a message file that
they need to have translated, the file(s) are sent to the AIX* group
responsible for sending the message file(s) to the translation
centers to be translated. This AIX group responsible for interfacing
with the translation centers runs the message file(s) through a tool
called the AIX Language Translation Utility (ALTU). This tool ensures
that the message file(s) are formatted properly for sending to the
translation centers. The message file(s) are then sent to the
translation centers.  The translation centers translate the messages
in the message file(s) and then run the new altered, translated
message file(s) through ALTU again. Once the newly generated message
file(s) are ok, they are sent back to the AIX translation group and
then forwarded to development.  This is the point at which the
problem arises. The translated message file(s) are never actually
tested until received back by development.  It is development's
responsibility to test the translated messages.  Development, of
course, is not typically familiar with the foreign text. Because of
this, typically, individuals from the different countries will come
to the development lab sometime late in the development cycle to test
the translated messages. This is the first time the translation
people will have seen the messages displayed in actual context.

      Described is a testing means to let the translation centers see
the messages in context early on in the development cycle and
eliminate some of the iterations on getting the messages translated
correctly. They could visually see the messages in content and also
see how the developer actually wanted the messages to appear on the
screen. They...