Technical Articles

Here you will find professional articles that have been published in the magazine Opens internal link in current window'technische kommunikation', in the Opens external link in new windowtcworld magazine or in other tekom publications since 1999. Anyone can search the article archive. But only tekom members can read entire articles. You will need your tekom membership number to register.

     

  • technische kommunikation 4/2008

    Robert Schäflein-Armbruster: Without feathers

    In principle, everyone in Technical Editing knows one thing for certain: without a suitable standard assured quality and economical working methods  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2008

    Konstanze Ernst und Florian Simmen: Tor! Goal! But!

    Football enjoys incessant popularity in the whole of Europe, cutting across society. And this was proved not the least by EURO 2008. A practical  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2008

    Konstantin Anagnostopoulos and Thomas Bilz: Quality manuals for quality products

    Under the European law, the user manual is an integral part of the product. Faulty instructions or lacking safety information may lead to unforeseen  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2008

    Joseph Shaules: The deep culture of Japanese Values

    Some visitors to Japan are disappointed. The images on tourist posters – the graceful curves of a temple, the enigmatic smile of the geisha – are hard  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2008

    Devi Kencki: Mauritius – an international business hub

    Crystal-clear waters, splendid white beaches and luxurious ressorts – these are usually the things associated with Mauritius. Far away from the  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2008

    Sophie Hurst: Authoring teams become more dispersed

    Working with people from around the globe has become common practice for both authoring teams and technical documentation professionals. A recent  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2008

    Uwe Muegge: Dispelling the myths of machine translation

    It is not surprising that myths, half-truths, and misunderstandings abound regarding machine translation: It seems as if the experience most players  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Jens-Uwe Heuer: New regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility

    “Electromagnetic compatibility” (EMC) is a topic that affects a large number of electrical and electronic products. Statutory guidelines related to  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Carl-Heinz Gabriel: The standard in compact format

    “Standards are expensive”. This is a sentence that is heard often. What could therefore be more appropriate than a search for cheaper alternatives?  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Jörg Oyen: Four applications in one package

    Handbooks, online help, training documents or knowledge databases are some of the areas of use for which the software manufacturer Adobe has put  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Siegfried Siegel: A body of rules for DITA

    A methodical approach combined with the technical possibilities of XML appears logical and highly promising. Thus, the DITA is an open standard for  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Jörg Rogge: European Standard on the rise

    Slowly yet steadily the ASD S1000D has taken root in the technical documentation for military and civil aircrafts. The current release 3.0 provides a  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Jörg Rogge: European Standard on the rise

    Slowly yet steadily the ASD S1000D has taken root in the technical documentation for military and civil aircrafts. The current release 3.0 provides a  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2008

    Jörg Rogge: European Standard on the rise

    Slowly yet steadily the ASD S1000D has taken root in the technical documentation for military and civil aircrafts. The current release 3.0 provides a  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    Companies miss out on billions due to poor localization by global business

    Global businesses are losing market share worth as much as $1.6 billion per year, or $ 4.7 billion over three years, by failing to localize product  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    Chinese localization suppliers face new challenges

    The tremendous growth of the Chinese economy has brought huge business opportunities to the Chinese translation and localization sector, says Beijing  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    John Watkins: Preparing projects for localized desktop publishing

    If you search the web for guidelines for preparing projects for localization, you will find that most of the results focus on issues related to  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    Economic slowdown in the US to accelerate offshoring of IT services

    In a recently published report, IT research company Gartner said that the current US economic slowdown will lead buyers of IT services to consider  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    Alfredo Spagna: The language side of Iceland

    Most people think of Iceland as the small island between Europe and the American continent, full of wild nature and ice. What many people don’t know  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2008

    Serge Gladkoff: Russian translations: now open for business

    History shows that it is difficult to make anything but very short term economic predictions. People tend to extrapolate observations of the past into  [...]