Technical writing newsletter 36: June 2010

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Student project

TechScribe has one student project that is related to language translation. With free machine translation, is international English better than plain English?

Internationalized English

The Language Technologies Unit at Bangor University sponsored the conference 'Terminology and Other Language Resources for Welsh Industry'. Mike Unwalla discussed Internationalized English for international communication (www.saltcymru.org/wordpress/?p=524&lang=en).

Operation manuals for Japan

If you sell your products to a Japanese market, we recommend that you read 'Keys to producing user-friendly manuals for the Japanese market' (www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/content-strategies/article/keys-to-producing-user-friendly-manuals-for-the-japanese-market/). Toshimasa Yamazaki at Panasonic Corporation explains what your company must do when it supplies printed operation manuals to the Japanese market.

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