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Translation and Localization

MS WORD AND ITS HIDDEN SECRETS

In general, MS Word is not the best file format for localization. While you can be quite creative and give your content a nice look and feel, by introducing too many edits, the underlying code becomes very messy. This has a negative impact on localization. This paper explains why.

By entering MS Word through the back door, you can optimize the code for translation. EzGlobe has developed a solution to clean up the code and thus minimize the impact of messiness on translation and translation reuse.

KEYWORDS: MS Word, Microsoft Word, XML, translation file format, translation memory

 

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