This document provides recommendations for the production and evaluation of technical texts intended for translation into other languages by means of human and/or machine translation. In addition, this document also addresses text production and translation interface requirements in connection with technical texts. This document is intended for authors and editors of technical texts intended for translation. This document also enables translators and translation service providers to assess the suitability of technical texts for translation. This document can also be used by tool manufacturers to develop automatic language testing and verification procedures. This document does not provide recommendations for the specific requirements of producing fiction, journalistic, advertising and other non-technical texts.