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Christmas-Translating Traditions Around the Globe

December 21, 2014 0 Comments

Christmas, December 25th, is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of the Christian religion. Christmas traditions range from decorating trees, exchanging gifts, singing Christmas carols, attending church, imbibing in food and drink to kissing under the mistletoe. Non-Christians from around the world also celebrate this day as a secular holiday, turning the month of December into a religious, cultural and commercial marvel.

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Category:
Culture Curation
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Christmas, Xmas, December 25th, Traditions, holidays, Krampus
Multilanguage support in iOS 8

December 14, 2014 0 Comments

iOS 8 is the mobile operating system of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was released on September 17, 2014. According to the Apple website, iOS 8 is actually the biggest release for developers since the introduction Apple’s App Store. This new version also boasts the smartest keyboard ever. The keyboard offers English and other enabled languages on the device, along with the ability to install a third party keyboard, which is a new feature available on iOS 8.

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Apple, iOS 8, iPhone, keyboard, language, languages, Arabic, Multiple Languages
Does Your E-business Accept UnionPay?

December 09, 2014 0 Comments

The global ecommerce market has grown dramatically in every region around the world over the past few years. China is leading the pack with ecommerce growth. A recent Payfort report states that China ecommerce growth is over 35% for 2014. In 2013 China’s digital consumer spending exceeded the United States for the first time and has not looked back. There are projections that by the end of 2015 it will be 2.5 times that of the United States.

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Category:
Country Specific
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ecommerce, e-commerce, Chinese, China, UnionPay
A taste of Dutch Culture and Tradition

December 03, 2014 0 Comments

The Netherlands is the main country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, known as the ABC Islands are part of The Kingdom. This is also called the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small country that lays in Western Europe with Amsterdam as its capital. Amsterdam is entirely built on millions of piles and it has 1281 bridges.

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Dutch, culture, traditions
Arabic Fonts: The ongoing challenge

November 25, 2014 0 Comments

Finding an Arabic font with the 4 faces: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you find it, you are hampered with the technical challenges you face if you decide to use it. So what’s the problem? Why are there only a few trusted and faithful fonts for Arabic? Why is it so difficult to find a variety of Arabic fonts with different faces to suit different contextual and design uses like you can find for the range of Latin-based languages?

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Arabic, Font, Fonts, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Diacritics, glyph, Harakat, Tashkeel
The Rise of E-Commerce in China

November 10, 2014 0 Comments

Long gone are the days of having to run down to your neighborhood market in order to buy a new pair of shoes, a book, or even food. They have been replaced by turning on your computer or mobile device, finding your desired product and completing the transaction all in a few minutes with just a few clicks. Online shopping offers certain conveniences such as low prices, broader selections, and delivery to your front door. Due to the expansion of globalization and greater access to the internet, the world is becoming smaller by the day, making the barriers for ecommerce markets easier to overcome. Nowhere is that more apparent than in China.

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Country Specific
Tags:
E-Commerce, China

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