Localization (or: Localisation) Tip

By Chris Clark, 01/03/2012, in Engineering management

I just learned something from our documentation team: Try to avoid using gerunds in UI text because they are difficult to localize & translate. While they certainly aren't a challenge for great translators, I'm told they can be misinterpreted by mediocre translators - like the ones that outsourced translating services might use.

"Creating a page" --> "How to create a page" "Click here for help resolving this issue" --> "Click here for help with this issue"

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