Localization of an existing ASP Application
Posted on 2003-10-22
I have this English Web application written using ASP and VB,
We use JS, VBS, HTML, VB and SQL database to display everything in the GUI, even Error messages.
I don't want to blame anybody, but when i was requested to move the application into French, I expected the structure to be more comfortable to do that, but Nope,
it was never brought to mind that this application may some day be localized.
I am not the one who is going to translate the application, but i am the one who will extract every single litter written in English to the one who is going to translate, and then return them back.
Now, I need advices.
1- Should I rebuild the system (6-8 Months)
2- Should I do the translation the manuall way (1-2 Months "with bugs properly").
3- Should I use a translating link that translates on the spot, or write one that does so.
4- Any new advices?