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Development Techniques for User Assistance in Smartphone Applications

Posted 16 February 2011 by
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Joe Welinske

“Development Techniques for User Assistance in Smartphone Applications” was the title of the presentation given by Joe Welinske (WritersUA) at the February 15, 2011, meeting of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. He shared some of his observations having worked with a couple companies developing user assistance for Apple┬« iPhone┬« applications.

Translation versus localization

Posted 16 January 2011 by
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Highbrow Hare

A literal translation of text written in one language to another language does not necessarily convey the full meaning to someone reading the translated text. Localizing text, rather than simply translating text, can more fully convey all the meaning and nuance of the original. The Seattle Opera Company did some localizing of the Italian text into American English in the current production of the Barber of Seville. Seeing one of their examples conveys what localizing really means.

Software development from a technical documentation standpoint

Posted 15 January 2011 by
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A variation on a familar cartoon to look at software development from a technical documentation standpoint.

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