Other standards related to translation
At the same time or after the EN-15038 standard was published, other standards were circulating all over the world, all of which cover more or less the same matters as the European standard but with some differences or peculiarities fitting their own national requirements. These are the most known standards:
• Chinese Standard GB/T 19363.1: Specification for Translation Service;
• US Standard F2575-06: Standard Guide for Quality Assurance in Translation;
• Canadian Standard CAN/CGSB-131.10-2008: Translation Services.
This flourishing of standards has to do with the importance and maturity of translation industry which required good practice codes from the inside, beyond the quality certification opportunity which standards provide them with.