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Need your opinion on language translaton fature


 
EBookCompiler As you are probably aware Activ E-Book Compiler includes a language translation feature (see Advanced Features in the Help) which allows translation of message/prompts or other changes to the messages

One issue is the language files (your translations) contain only strings for a particular version. For example, if a new feature is added in a new version that requires a new prompt/menu/etc or changes to existing prompts/menus/etc then the old translations files will no longer work - and a new translation must be produced based on the new version.

In other words, more (of certain kinds) new features, means less compatiblity on the language issue.

I would like to hear your thoughts on whether you consider this a major pain, a minor pain, or not an issue.

For example, if you have made or are using a translation with 4.22 of the prompts to French,  just how much of an issue would it be if for the next version you had to re-translate?

I am particularly interested in hearing from people who are using/creating translations, but feedback or comments from anybody are welcome.


Posted on: 2:33 am on August 27, 2005
JulieS If I had to re-translate in the updated version of compiler then yes, it would be a pain.  But - would it be possible to keep those products which have been produced wth an earlier version, in that version and to make any changes/edits to content in that earlier version - whilst, at the same time, using the updated compiler to create newer products ?  I guess that would mean having more than one copy of the compiler on the computer ??

Posted on: 6:15 pm on August 29, 2005
EBookCompiler Yes you can have both versions of the compiler on the computer.

The extra translation work is translating menus/prompts in the language editor, for a particular version of the compiler, and doesn't require retranslating HTML pages.


Posted on: 12:48 am on August 30, 2005
Zebulon Hello all!

I agree with JulieS.  Less re-translation is always better...  But the thing I would recommend would be to figure out a way where we can add more words to certain dialog boxes.  I translate in French language (la langue de Molière) and sometimes I have to modify phrases that are quite longer than the ones in English...  and it does not fit in the dialog box! Then I have to juggle out a way that my words will say the same thing but in a shorter phrase...  most of the time it is not anymore exactly what I want to say to my client.

But again, Sunil, don't take this as granted cause like many I am so anxious to try the new version.  If you need help in Beta Testing I am a pro in the field.

Just send me you're needs and your Beta test agreement to temp01@enclasse.com

...et pour te lancer des fleurs (a french expression to say congradulation or throwing flowers at you) your soft is old but still a killer in its field.  I make books with it and earn my life with it every day!

And by the way I am very open to give a donation to your company for the new version... since, if I am not mistaking, buyers of Compiler gets the upgrades free.  If I am mistaking, well drown me in tar and roll me in feathers...  

Bye all... ;o)
Zeb


Posted on: 9:28 pm on September 5, 2005
EBookCompiler Zeb thanks for your comments and input.

Watch this forum for v5 news, it is coming.

Regarding donations:

I am embarrassed to ask for them!

My first suggestion is if you like what we have, try some of our other products.  You can find a full list atwww.marketingrocket.com.  I don't feel embarrassed about asking you to buy our stuff!

However, if you do want send us a donation, you could mail us a check, needs to be payable to "Answers 2000 Limited", at this address:

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Posted on: 3:41 am on September 6, 2005
Zebulon Quote : I am embarrassed to ask for them!

Don't ask , just in the download page make a Donation link for upgraders or vwhoever, if they want to give one well it will be a benefit for all...  

My personnal 2 bucks on it !

Zeb


Posted on: 3:13 pm on September 9, 2005

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