XML Localization Solutions
With XML becoming more and more prevalent in every area of the IT industry, Translations.com has developed a process for XML localization that ensures accurate word and leverage counts, whilst at the same guaranteeing delivery of well formed XML to our clients. Proper XML localization is achieved as follows:
- Our generic XML parser is customized for each client to ensure only translatable elements and values are word counted.
- The same parser also locks out non-translatable code from linguists, allowing them to focus only on translatable content.
- Once translation is complete the XML is put through a process of "Transposition" QA to ensure that all code elements are present and correct.
- Once QA is finished, the XML is converted for delivery. It is at this stage that any specific client requests such as the types of line breaks used, Unicode BOMs or escaping special characters are dealt with.
- Finally, the localized XML is checked for well-formedness prior to delivery. This is either done using a generic XML parser, or against a client-supplied DTD.