tcworld magazine 05/2013: website globalization, localizing user interfaces

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An automated approach to website globalization
Multilingual websites are – by nature – very complex entities. The sheer volume of content that needs to be translated causes many companies to refrain from localizing their websites into more languages. Is there a simpler solution?

The power of free manuals – how a global repair community aims to fix the world
An online community site changes the way we look at our devices – and at technical documentation. How iFixit creates user manuals that help to fix the world.

Unique but universal: Localizing user interfaces
Successful user interfaces, websites and apps owe their glamour to a combination of captivating text and eye-catching visuals. However, what attracts users in one locale, might appear bland or even offensive in another. So what makes a great, localized user interface?

Rules for standardized writing
Standardization is usually equated with the use of standard technical tools and introduction of a content management system. However, the solutions fulfill their complete potential only when the language itself is standardized. This requires rules.

IEC 82079-1 in a nutshell
It is here: the IEC 82079-1. What does the standard deal with? What are the significant changes vis a vis EN 62079:2001? What must technical writers adapt to?

About tcworld magazine

The tcworld magazine and e-magazine provide valuable information for anyone facing the challenges of communicating with customers, partners and associates in an increasing number of international markets.


  • highlights strategies for international management
  • offers solutions to translation and localization challenges
  • discovers the path to successful outsourcing relationships
  • sheds light on the latest trends in information development
  • uncovers business etiquettes from different cultural locales

Our magazines offer professional articles, news and event reports from the various fields of information management.

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About tcworld GmbH

The tcworld GmbH is a global services company which organizes business conferences, trade shows and more. The most important client is tekom, Europe’s largest professional association for technical communication. The tcworld GmbH is headquartered in Stuttgart.

We currently provide services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India and Japan.

Our main products and services include:

  • the tekom / tcworld fairs and conferences,
  • web content such as for and,
  • the German magazine ‘technische kommunikation‘,
  • the English tcworld magazine,
  • the tekom book series and trade publications (available in German only) as well as
  • the international TCTrainNet Training platform and tekom certification.

About tekom

With currently 7700 members, tekom is Europe’s largest trade and professional association for technical communication. The Association’s work is conducted by 180 volunteers as well as employed professionals.

The main focus of tekom’s work is the continuous development and enhancement of the technical communication profession and the professional support of its members. Economic activities have been outsourced to the tcworld GmbH (see above).

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