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A Method and Tool to Faciliate Products Translations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210665D
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-08
Document File: 3 page(s) / 53K

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Abstract

This article is to invent a method and tool to facilitate software translation, this method and tool can remind developers to input the necessary translation comments, also, it can transfer the comments in development environment to translation environment. Therefore, the comment template is designed, which can be integrated with software development tools, its features includes: 1).Translation guidelines are provided in this comment template. 2).The comment template includes necessary information provided to translators. /* Context info: Variable: DNT: Translation buffer limitation: */ 3). When compiling the source code, the comment info is able to be compiled to appropriate comment file corresponding to the execution file.

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A Method and Tool to Faciliate Products Translations

Software products' market is a global market,

which requires the software products to be translated into many languages

                                                                             . Either for developers or for translators, software translation is a painful process with the risk of high cost low quality. To guarantee the translation quality, the software should have high translatability, of course, enough context information should be provided for translators.

In traditional software translation process, the following typical issues are often detected:
1).No context info for text to be translated
2).No variable description for variable place holder
3)."Don't translate" (DNT) items are not commented
4).Buffer size limitation is not provided
5).No comment for concatenated string

During software development, the following issues may cause translation problems:

1). In coding, developers have no awareness to provide enough translation comments for context, variable, DNTs, buffer size, etc.

2). Developers don't know what kind of information the translator need.

3). As to many source code, the development environment and translation environment are different, comments added in development environment are may invisible in translation environment.

So, there should be a method and tool to facilitate software translation, this method and tool can remind developers to input the necessary translation comments, also, it can transfer the comments in development environment to translation environment.

Therefore,

we design the comment template to resolve above issues, this comment template can be integrated with software development tools, its features

includes:

1).Translation guidelines are provided in this comment template.
2).The comment template includes necessary information provided to translators. /*
Context info:

Variable:

DNT:
Translation buffer limitation: */

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3). When compiling the source code, the comment info is able to be compiled to app...