tcworld newsletter


In cooperation with tekom, the German professional association for technical communication and information development

· An automated approach to website globalization

· The power of free manuals – how a global repair community aims to fix the world

· Unique but universal: Localizing user interfaces

· Rules for standardized writing

· IEC 82079-1 in a nutshell

tcworld newsletter May 2013
New subtrack on terminolgy
Organized by the consortium TaaS: Terminology as a Service, tekom will run a new subtrack during this year’s tcworld conference. The CHAT subtrack focusing on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources will run as a one-day event on November 7th during the tcworld conference 2013. Practitioners, developers and researchers are now invited to submit their papers. Among others potential topics include automated approaches to terminology extraction, terminology resources in language technology applications, collaborative terminology management and sharing. Application closes on May 24th. Click here for more details.

tekom Trade Fair 2013: only a few spots left!
Registration to exhibit at this year’s tekom Trade Fair is still open but most exhibitors have already secured their spot at the largest event in the field of technical communication and information development. Only a few spaces are still available. Check out the floor plan for the exact location of the remaining booth spaces. If you haven’t already done so, you can still register online. The tekom Trade Fair will be held in the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden from November 6–8, 2013.

Click here for more information about the conference.

Corinna Melville
Editor tcworld

tekom news
tekom hires legal expert
The tekom team in Stuttgart welcomes a new staff member: Dr. Claudia Klumpp will manage tekom’s Legislation and Standards initiatives. In this role, she will support the work of the tekom Advisory Board Standards and coordinate new projects. Claudia completed her doctorate at the University of Tuebingen and looks back on seven years of work experience. You can contact her at c.klumpp.

Meet tekom at the STC Conference Atlanta
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet tekom’s president Prof. Juergen Muthig, and the CEO of tekom and tcworld Dr. Michael Fritz next week during the STC Conference in Atlanta. tekom/tcworld will provide detailed information about the organization’s services at booth nb. 110 on May 6th and 7th. In addition, Prof. Muthig will highlight aspects of Functional Design during his presentation at 10 am on May 7th.

o tekom Romania event
May 16, 2013
Bucharest, Romania

o tcworld Roadshow Europe
June 3-14, 2013
Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Antwerp, Paris

o tcworld conference 2013
November 6-8, 2013
Wiesbaden, Germany

o tcworld conference 2014
November 11-13, 2014
Stuttgart, Germany

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Current articles
An automated approach to website globalization
Multilingual websites are – by nature – very complex entities. The sheer volume of content that needs to be translated causes many companies to refrain from localizing their websites into more languages. Is there a simpler solution? Read more…

The power of free manuals – how a global repair community aims to fix the world
An online community site changes the way we look at our devices – and at technical documentation. How iFixit creates user manuals that help to fix the world. Read more…

Unique but universal: Localizing user interfaces
Successful user interfaces, websites and apps owe their glamour to a combination of captivating text and eye-catching visuals. However, what attracts users in one locale, might appear bland or even offensive in another. So what makes a great, localized user interface? Read more…

Rules for standardized writing
Standardization is usually equated with the use of standard technical tools and introduction of a content management system. However, the solutions fulfill their complete potential only when the language itself is standardized. This requires rules. Read more…

IEC 82079-1 in a nutshell
It is here: the IEC 82079-1. What does the standard deal with? What are the significant changes vis a vis EN 62079:2001? What must technical writers adapt to? Read more…



Dr. Michael Fritz
Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V.
Rotebühlstraße 64
70178 Stuttgart

Ph: +49 711 6 57 04-0 | Fax: +49 711 6 57 04-99
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Corinna Melville
Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V.

VR 3409 beim Amtsgericht Stuttgart
GF: Dr. Michael Fritz



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