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Aramaic: The Oldest Living Middle Eastern Language

May 04, 2016 2 Comments

Aramaic is the oldest continuously spoken and written language in the Middle East, even older than written Hebrew and Arabic. It is among the oldest written languages in the world.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
aramaic, middle eastern languages, oldest living languages, linguists, language preservation
Mother's Day Around the World

May 03, 2016 0 Comments

There have been celebrations dedicated to mothers tracing back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. These ancient traditions led to what is now known as Mother's Day. While commonly celebrated in many western cultures on the second Sunday of May, many unique customs still exist around the world.

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
mother's day, mother's day traditions around the world, traditions around the world
Magento Imagine 2016: Show Recap

April 29, 2016 0 Comments

Globalization Partners International once again had the pleasure of attending Magento's Imagine 2016 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. It was a great event with fantastic sessions, high-caliber presenters, opportunities to see several of our clients and partners and meet part of the Magento team.

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Category:
Content Management Systems
Tags:
Magento Imagine, Magento, CMS, multilingual CMS
Automatic Speech Recognition Systems to Learn New Languages

April 28, 2016 0 Comments

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology for apps, like Siri, still has a way to go in order to keep up with the times. Currently, you can ask Siri questions in over 30 languages, but not in less popular languages and dialects, like Darija, the dialect of Arabic spoken in Morocco.

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
smartphone language technology, Siri, mobile language technology, automatic speech recognition systems
Document Revision Control Part 5: Revision Control Using Adobe FrameMaker 2015

April 26, 2016 0 Comments

Document revision control includes several components. In previous blog posts, I covered managing document revisions and creating a standard folder directory structure, tracking changes between revisions, establishing part number and file naming conventions, and how to apply these concepts throughout the authoring process. For my last blog post of this series, I'm going to highlight some of the features that you can use during the authoring and review cycles in Adobe FrameMaker 2015, a common authoring tool for technical writers.

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
document revision, document translation, adobe framemaker
Top 10 Tips for Writing for Localization

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

All too often, companies create content without preparing it for localization. This can result in higher costs, longer turnaround times and even low-quality translations. To avoid this situation, follow the tips below as you develop content, or at a minimum, before you send the content for translation. You'll reduce costs by using fewer words, reusing content and reducing turnaround time.

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
content strategy, localization writing tips, writing for localization

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