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Tool to Aid Translation of Web Pages into Different National Languages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122832D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berhan, SB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a tool for building national language Web pages and documents. Given a source Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) file that contains both HTML tags and text, the tool eases separation of translatable text from the HTML tags and, after translation, eases integration of the translated text with the HTML tags to produce the national language version of the original web page or document.

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Tool to Aid Translation of Web Pages into Different National Languages

      Disclosed is a tool for building national language Web pages
and documents.  Given a source Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) file
that contains both HTML tags and text, the tool eases separation of
translatable text from the HTML tags and, after translation, eases
integration of the translated text with the HTML tags to produce the
national language version of the original web page or document.

      Internet popularity has created a demand for web pages
and documents to be presented in a increasing number of native
languages.  One way to do this given a source HTML file that contains
both HTML tags and text, is to separate the text because it will need
to be translated to different languages, leaving the tags intact.
Once the text has been translated, it needs to be merged with the
original HTML tags to produce the translated web page or document.  A
multi-platform, portable Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool has been
created to accomplish this.  It:
  o  allows the user to highlight the text to be translated
      in a source HTML file using a mouse.  When the appropriate
      text has been highlighted it can be put into a template
      file (created automatically) with a mouse click.  The
      template file, which can be displayed at the same time
      as the source file, shows the text that was highlighted
      in the source file and an associated token.  There
      is one token per text selection; it is generated
      automatically.  A copy of the token value replaces
      the highlighted text in the source file.

      The user can then select the next text segment in the same
manner as previously.  As text is selected and moved to the template
file, it continues to show the token and the associated text.  The
source file shows a copy of the token value for the text already
moved to the template file and regular text for the text tha...