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> Has anyone else (particularly any of the translation teams) had a look at
> OpenTag, <URL:http://www.opentag.org/>?
I just had a look but returned not much enlightened.
The example I saw, created two files from input, one with formating information,
one with the contents.
To be honest, I have no clue how this is supposed to help us.
Right now I take the original en-1.sgml, copy it to de-1.sgml and walk
through it, line by line, replacing English terms with German ones.
(Which itself is a good thing, for I need to know the approximate logical
structure of the doc - thus an approach that simply extracts all messages and
replaces them with msg numbers, leaving me with a just a big message pile
to translate is bad)
The problems will begin, when someone changes the original English sgml file
1. I would need to know that this update happened
2. diff en-1.sgml en-2.sgml,
resulting in a list of (pos, new bit of text) pairs of the English text
3. find the corresponding changed en-1.sgml locations in de-1.sgml
4. create a de-2.sgml, where I put in the new (English) text bits at
5. translate the new bits into German
Obviously, step 1 could be assisted by a Makefile with appropriate dependencies
which could also exec the diff for step 2 and further ops.
Step 3 is more tricky. How can one relate a position between the two
When saying position, it is not about a (line, column) pair - this formatting
will change during translation, but this should be a logical position,
like the 105th sgml tag, 3rd sentence.
Guess I wish a process that acts like this:
and then find a file de-2.sgml that looks like this:
<!- de-2.sgml translated from en-2.sgml ->
Dies ist ein bereits in de-1.sgml enthaltenes Stück Text.
This is some new english text (part of the diff to en-1.sgml)
with lots of interesting new stuff
or subtle changes that should be put in exactly here.
Und hier gehts ganz normal weiter wie vorher ..
<!- end of de-2.smgl ->
A little bit of perl should the trick.. what do you think
I'll upload a demo implementation on the German translation ftp site soon.
Received on Sun 15 Nov 1998 - 17:35:20 CET