Preparing help for localization

Translation and localization Frequently asked questions

preparing help for localization?

Because there are a wide range of Help technologies around, the preparation of Help for Translation is a reasonably involved one. However, there are a number of basic steps that are common to all Help projects:

  • Open and generate the Help.
  • Examine source files to ensure that they build correctly and thatthere are no missing topics, graphics, or other files.
  • Analyze the Help files to identify which files require translation.
  • Isolate translatable files
  • Prepare translatable files. If necessary make changes to Tag Editor ini file for JavaScript or other scripting. If necessary prepare translation instructions.
  • Analyze files against memory.
  • Translate using HTML translation tool.