Click here to Skip to main content
15,346,406 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Simon Lee Shugar4-Aug-15 22:05
MemberSimon Lee Shugar4-Aug-15 22:05 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Mario Prawirosudiro5-Aug-15 2:42
professionalMario Prawirosudiro5-Aug-15 2:42 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
RASPeter5-Aug-15 9:03
MemberRASPeter5-Aug-15 9:03 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Mario Prawirosudiro6-Aug-15 8:57
professionalMario Prawirosudiro6-Aug-15 8:57 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
RASPeter6-Aug-15 10:28
MemberRASPeter6-Aug-15 10:28 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Mario Prawirosudiro6-Aug-15 16:22
professionalMario Prawirosudiro6-Aug-15 16:22 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
RASPeter6-Aug-15 17:02
MemberRASPeter6-Aug-15 17:02 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Gary Wheeler4-Aug-15 7:12
MemberGary Wheeler4-Aug-15 7:12 
The book is a bit old and may be out of print, but you might take a look at "CJKV Information Processing" by Ken Lunde. It was published by O'Reilly in 1999. The ISBN is 1-56592-224-7. Chapter 7, "Typography", includes a discussion on text wrapping issues.

I can tell you from experience in developing localized applications that the general rule is to never construct text from stock phrases. Every piece of text in the application should be grammatically complete. The only time you should substitute one piece of text into another for display to the user is for parameter values (numbers, filenames, etc.).

Absolutely nothing will impress your user base less than a clumsy UI that makes grammatical mistakes like a three-year old on Valium.
Software Zen: delete this;

GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Simon Lee Shugar4-Aug-15 22:12
MemberSimon Lee Shugar4-Aug-15 22:12 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter4-Aug-15 7:49
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter4-Aug-15 7:49 
JokeRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
dan!sh 4-Aug-15 13:46
professional dan!sh 4-Aug-15 13:46 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Anthony Appleyard4-Aug-15 22:36
MemberAnthony Appleyard4-Aug-15 22:36 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Member 103624065-Aug-15 0:59
MemberMember 103624065-Aug-15 0:59 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Kirk 103898215-Aug-15 5:58
MemberKirk 103898215-Aug-15 5:58 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Simon Lee Shugar5-Aug-15 6:15
MemberSimon Lee Shugar5-Aug-15 6:15 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Kirk 103898215-Aug-15 6:28
MemberKirk 103898215-Aug-15 6:28 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
DanKorn5-Aug-15 7:16
MemberDanKorn5-Aug-15 7:16 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Member 118513265-Aug-15 14:55
MemberMember 118513265-Aug-15 14:55 
GeneralRe: A plea to Japanese (or Asian) Language Web Developers Pin
Colorado_Bill6-Aug-15 4:41
professionalColorado_Bill6-Aug-15 4:41 
GeneralThought of the day PinPopular
OriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:05
mveOriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:05 
GeneralRe: Thought of the day Pin
P0mpeyBoy4-Aug-15 5:10
MemberP0mpeyBoy4-Aug-15 5:10 
GeneralRe: Thought of the day Pin
OriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:20
mveOriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:20 
GeneralRe: Thought of the day Pin
P0mpeyBoy4-Aug-15 5:24
MemberP0mpeyBoy4-Aug-15 5:24 
GeneralRe: Thought of the day Pin
OriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:44
mveOriginalGriff4-Aug-15 5:44 
GeneralRe: Thought of the day Pin
newton.saber4-Aug-15 7:23
Membernewton.saber4-Aug-15 7:23 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

You discover a sentient AI in your org's system. What do you do?
Well you never know what sort of orphaned projects previous employees have left behind...
  Results   587 votes