Tag Archives: translation

Managing Translatable UI Text in JavaScript with RequireJS

Internationalizing a web application includes the task of extracting user interface text for translations. When text is separated from the rest of your application business logic, you are able to localize and translate it easier. Although the JavaScript language and browser environment don’t prescribe any particular method for creating externalized text resources, many libraries exist… Read More »

PDF files are bad source documents for translation?

While reading my latest copy of Multilingual magazine, I found an interesting assertion about creating translation-friendly source documents. One article starts its discussion by stating this: Whenever possible, avoid using PDF files as the source document format for translation. Always try to provide the original file format … [because] PDF files cannot currently be edited in… Read More »

Twitter begins crowd-sourced translations

Recently I became aware of Twitter’s new translation initiative that enlists the help of its user base. I think it’s a unique and possibly worthwhile gamble. After all, the translations are free, and twitter pays it users by giving them a …. “special badge on their public Twitter page displaying their status as an official… Read More »