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Presented by Richard Sikes at Documentation and Training East 2008 in
Burlington, MA - October 29-November 1, 2008.
Translation and Localization are intrinsically pragmatic endeavours.
They also require a good deal of human effort that can be aided by
technology. Numerous companies have developed solutions to help
themselves, then realized that they were onto a good thing, so they
have productized their proprietary solutions for more generalized
usage. Well-known localization expert Richard Sikes will paint the
background and evolution of three such stories, featuring products for
visual software localization, translation workflow, and translation
business management, and showing how they are used today.
PASSOLO is a leading software technology for visual software
localization. Used worldwide to create software products in many
languages, PASSOLO is itself available in several languages. Pass
Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of SDL International, has
automated PASSOLO so as to use itself recursively to build alternate
At Nero, the manufacturer of popular media creation software that is
available in many languages, the localization management team sought,
and failed to find, a workflow system to connect Nero