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Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: About translating the Guide...

Just to add to Andrews point, there is a set of CAT tools written in Java, and open
sourced at:


They were written to handle DocBook documents so they should be useful.


John C.

Andrew Becraft wrote:
>  >Luca Brivio and Norman Walsh discussed translation of the DocBook 
> Definitive Guide.
> Luca, are you translating the guide from an electronic source? Are you 
> using a computer-aided translation (CAT) system or translation memory 
> (TM) tool?
> If you use CAT/TM and work with an electronic source, the work you do 
> on the current guide can be carried over automatically when the new 
> guide is released (a process called "leveraging"). Similarly, any work 
> you do on a pre-release version of the new guide will carry over to the 
> final version. Using translation memory, you can drastically reduce the 
> turnaround time caused by revisions. Nearly all of the current TM tools 
> support XML out of the box, and the industry-standard Translation 
> Memory Exchange (TMX) format is itself an implementation of XML. 
> Unfortunately, the most commonly used tools (TRADOS, SDLX, Deja Vu, 
> Transit, etc.) are packaged commercial software, and not open source -- 
> therefore rather expensive.
> I'm fairly new to DocBook (and thus this list), so I apologize if this 
> is something that's been addressed before.
> Best regards from sunny Seattle,
> Andrew Becraft
> Senior Technical Writer
> Singlestep Technologies
> andrewb@singlestep.com

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