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How Multilingual is your Mobile Device?

September 24, 2014 0 Comments

In this three-part series we will look at the mobile device market, the current leading operating systems and their multilingual support and configuration requirements, followed by tips on how to use mobile devices during international travel and the best mobile apps when criss-crossing the globe.

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Multilingual, Mobile, Device
Top Tips for Gaming Translation and Localization

September 23, 2014 1 Comments

As I was born in the early 1980’s in Taiwan, playing Nintendo games was one of the most exciting entertainment and social activities with siblings, friends and neighbors. At the time those games were stored on cassettes and most of them were labeled in Japanese only. When we went to buy or exchange the cassettes, we had to guess by the images and the Kanji (Japanese characters) we could recognize on the packaging and determine whether the game would be a fun game or not. After getting the game home, another challenge was to figure out how to play the game with instructions in a foreign language.

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Gaming Localization, Tips, Gaming Translation, Games
Android Provides a World of Language Support

September 14, 2014 2 Comments

In the 9 years since Google acquired Android it has grown to be the world’s most popular mobile operating system. To do so the Google Android team developed language support features so that Android OS-based phones fully function in the language of the user’s choice.

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
android, Language, Support
Follow the Perfect SEO Recipe to Serve a Perfect Website

September 08, 2014 0 Comments

Like trying to cook a new dish, launching a new website can be a scary process for any webmaster or business owner. Your website is a smooth mixture of many ingredients which you must mix all together in the perfect quantities and qualities. If you forget to add all of the proper ingredients, your dish does not taste right. The same goes for your website, forget just one ingredient and your website does not look, feel or work right. You need among other items, good fresh content, but if you forget to add the SEO ingredients (correct metadata in the correct amounts as one example), then your site will not work well and/or be found online. Sometimes it is that one ingredient that seems to make or break a dish. Well, SEO may be that one ingredient that if it is left out, breaks a website.

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Category:
Global SEO
Tags:
SEO, website
How to create eBook Fixed Layout with Adobe InDesign CC 2014

September 03, 2014 1 Comments

One of the most powerful tools to create eBooks is Adobe InDesign. Historically the ability to create eBooks with a fixed layout format was a challenge. Creating an eBook in this special format was complicated with previous versions of InDesign because it required special plug-ins and extra work outside of InDesign. Now with the new release of CC 2014, no more extra plug-ins or work!

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
eBook, layout, adobe, indesign
Middle East Languages and Locales: Essential Facts

August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Although the Middle East remains an economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region, due largely to the implications of the Arab Spring in 2011, the potential for growth and gains in the region is becoming stronger.

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Middle, East, Languages, Locales, Essential, Facts

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