Localize the Docs!


Perhaps you're interested in learning what it would take to deploy your product in foreign markets. Or maybe your team has been voluntold to lead the company's localization effort -- we're the words people, after all, and localization is all about words, isn't it? Well, the Great Pyramid of Giza may be all about stone, but it took a lot more than stone to put it together.

In this talk I will provide a brief, high-level overview of globalization, internationalization, localization, and translation, and explain why these distinctions matter. I will describe the content round-tripping process and the players involved, and I will outline the types of issues that you or your organization will have to address in order to succeed. And I'll also touch a bit on what you can expect regarding costs, timelines, and return value.

By the end of the talk, you probably still won't know how to build a pyramid, but you will know how to localize your docs.

  • Conference: Write the Docs PORTLAND
  • Year: 2019

About the speaker

Paul Wallace