Work with a translation vendor that uses Trados (now part of SDL), and
specifically the X-Translate module.  Content that is a 100% match is
not touched at all, resulting in reduced costs.  You pay only for
translations on the new content, and DTP/QA time for the entire book.  I
currently do this with my docs, some of which are in 29 languages, and
the savings have been significant.

I can recommend a couple of vendors if you're interested.

Carla Martinek, Translation Coordinator/Editor
Zebra Technologies Corporation
333 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
tel: 847.793.5616   fax: 847.821.1795

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Hello Framers,
One of my customers is thinking of switching to FrameMaker for creating
and maintaining their multilingual user documentation (9 languages).
They will be having three to four updates per year, with 10 to 20%
changes in content. 
In order to keep costs down (= not having to retranslate (recycle) all
documentation), we are looking for an efficient (and cost saving)way to
handle this type of documentation.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Jan Gosen 

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