Best practices for translating FrameMaker content?

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May 29, 2014 May 29, 2014

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I'm interested in learning from Adobe or experienced users about best practices to follow (or references worth reading) about translating FrameMaker publications.

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Jun 02, 2014 Jun 02, 2014

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Haven't done this for a while, but I believe the first recommendation used to be "work with a reputable translation agency who will accept, translate and return .mif files." fwiw, I still remember a run-in with one agency that claimed they did but didn't … they passed our .mif files on to translators who used Word =8-} The result in our case was that all the autonumbering in a long, complex regulatory document failed, because Word had slipped a fine-space character in before every colon in the French translation.

A separate issue is whether it's worth moving to structured Frame, which is said to make translation management easier as your document evolves.

There'll be lots of people who can give you more complete, more up-to-date answers, though.

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Jun 03, 2014 Jun 03, 2014

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> ... about translating FrameMaker publications.

That's pretty vague.

Are you planning to translate, or seeking a translation provider?

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Jun 03, 2014 Jun 03, 2014

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Have you done a Google search on (FrameMaker, localization, L10N, translation) yet?  There are a very significant number of hits that will keep you reading for quite a while.

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Jul 02, 2014 Jul 02, 2014

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There are some localization related videos for properly using FM available from Net-Translators at: Net-Translators - Knowledge Center - eClassroom

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