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Advantages to using xml in a small translation and localisation company

Simon Harvey
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Joined: Jan 26, 2003
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Whato chaps,
I work (or am hoping to work! for a company that specialises in the following:
- Localisation of media - including software, manuals, literature and training material.
- Creating training material themselves in many langauges built to order.
The main thing I'm thinking about for the company is maybe a sort of content management system whereby they can provide a system that allows customers to organise their training material and even make new material on the fly. Thats just one area.
On the whole, I am wondering if anyone has any ideas about how xml, xsl and all the rest of the new data technologies could be used in a company that specialises in translation of all sorts of material but especially, training material, marketing material and business presentations
Any help would be really really greatfully received
Thanks everyone
Simon
William Brogden
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That sounds like an ideal use for XML to me - I have mainly been using XML as a sort of universal storage medium for mock exam questions but plan to expand.
XML seems ideal for content management systems.
You need not put all content into XML, just using it for a map to the material seems like a good start.
Here is a nice article on Topic Maps that seems relevant.
Bill
Simon Harvey
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Cheers Bill. I'll look into that
Simon
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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