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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.


  • tcworld 3/2007

    M. Katherine Brown: Auditing your documentation for internationalization issues

    Many companies could save 20 percent or even more in localization costs by internationalizing their product, processes and source documentation and  [...]

  • Uwe Muegge: Disciplining words

    Terminology management is a hot topic these days. At the tcworld conference 2006, terminology had its own forum with hundreds of participants. And a  [...]

  • MultiLingual 3/2007

    Adam Asnes: Change your encoding, change your company

    It’s a mark of greatness when a company can effectively develop products and compete worldwide. Yet software internationalization is often one of  [...]

  • MultiLingual 3/2007

    Alan Horvath: Think internationalization in everyday design

    Entering the global marketplace can be a daunting task for any company. It can be expensive and time consuming, so proper planning and execution are  [...]

  • tcworld 3/2007

    Gretchen Schnaupp and Joachim Graff: Book presentation: Mind your Manners

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2007

    Wolfgang Beinhauer: From the coffee machine chat to Web 2.0

    The buzzword “Web 2.0” is home to all kinds of novel services, technologies and design trends that are gaining ground and experiencing growing  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 29/2007

    Kadia Meckes und Jürgen Metz: TWiki for lively learning

    Reduced product life cycles, increased requirements arising from a globalised working environment and serious demographic changes are forcing  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2007

    Susanne Murawski: Competence centre with a future

    Technical communication is going through a radical change. The CMS-sector promises significant savings through the use of an authoring system. 30 to  [...]

  • MultiLingual 1/2007

    Garry Levitt: Toward a cleaner information environment

    According to the independent market intelligence providers, IDC, the worldwide translation/globalization tools market is set to grow from US$187  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Kenneth S. Kilimnik: Land of incalculable risks?

    The threat of possible lawsuits arising from product liability acts as a major deterrent, keeping several German companies away from the USA. Damage  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Carl-Heinz Gabriel: Ten questions concerning ANSI Z535.6

    The final version of the American standard ANSI Z535.6-2006 has been in force since October last year. This standard governs the content, appearance  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Torsten Machert: Divide and conquer!

    A better and more focused approach to the client leads to a bigger need for efficient variant management in technical documentation. It is not merely  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Four points of view on ergonomics

    What does the subject of ergonomics mean considering the complexity and diversity of technical products? How are ergonomics and Technical  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Catherine Badras und Cornelia Nüssel: Cappuccino for all

    Many technical products are aimed at young clientele. At least that is what we are told by the advertising business. Many technical products are,  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Christian Günther: Equivalent in terms of content –different in terms of language

    The target group for technical documentation is extremely varied. User manuals for products that are used daily, in particular, address several user  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2007

    Daniela Straub und Wolfgang Ziegler: A peep into the toolbox

    What is the current scenario for applications and systems in the area of technical communication? Who is using which editor? And how many companies  [...]

  • 2006

    Prof. Sissi Closs, Markus Abt: Successful DITA Implementation

    In the past year, DITA has become a well-recognized subject here in Germany. DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is an XMLbased information  [...]

  • Rolf Klischewski: Localizing interactive Entertainment Software

    The interactive entertainment software market is booming, especially in Germany. Already in its 5th year, the Games Convention, Europe’s largest  [...]

  • Multilingual 1/2007

    Huiping Iler: Business metrics for language companies

    When it comes to running a business, no one will deny that passion is a good thing, but passion alone does not make a successful business. Cold, hard  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2007

    Gerhard Kirchner: PDM – many ways of using it

    Product data management deals with all the essential product information, ranging from development to disposal. In addition to this, it also deals  [...]