While watching the umpteenth Ice Bucket Challenge video, I got an idea and wanted to share it with you.
Once I was asked, “Can you recommend a reliable source for website user interface (UI) terminology in different languages? I mean, how do you decide which one is better to use among "log in", "login" and "sign in"? And how can I find the equivalent terms in other languages?"
I suggested to just check the most popular websites such as Facebook (but very oftent they provide different terms). I suggested also Microsoft Language Portal (even if here the risk is to find Microsoft Corporate terminology) and also TAUS Data, where I personally found a lot of solutions.
I was therefore thinking, what about extracting only the website user interface terminology from the huge TMs available online? I mean, “save, next, search, about us, contact us” and other frequent text strings, are on every website (and apps). Would it be useful and time-saving to just download the website UI terminology in the language we need? What do you guys think? Of course UI terminology needs to be standardized first...
..btw, is there an Ice Bucket Challenge for translators?