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I have to prepare some files for translation, they contain lists of countries, and the lists must be sorted in all versions. As the name of the countries is different in different languages, the order of items will change to when sorted alphabetically.
In source it is:
It French it should be:
My client wants the translators to translate "Rwanda" as "Royaume Uni" and "United Kingdom" as "Rwande" and so on and so forth to have the correct sorting in the target version.
Rwanda -> Royaume Uni
United Kingdom -> Rwande
However, that complicates a lot the job of the translators and makes the TM unusable for later projects.
This is a simplified example with two countries, but imagine what this can be like with 10 or 20 countries, or more.
However, I wonder whether there's some more general well-established best practice to deal with this kind of situation, which I suppose must be frequent. Any suggestions?
Thank you very much in advance for any suggestions.