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Celebrate International Translation Day on September 30

September 29, 2016 Comments

International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated every year on September 30th on the Feast of Saint Jerome. Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of translators, was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin from Hebrew. The day was launched in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators ...

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News Outlets in Europe Consolidate Translation Services

September 23, 2016 Comments

As the borders between European Union countries become more political than economic, the need to communicate information effectively to a diverse audience, without incurring huge costs, has become vital. Niemanlab.org reports that for news organizations with limited resources, this presents a hug...

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Language Translation Facts
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EU languages, European Union languages, news languages in EU, news translation in the EU
The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript To Be Republished

September 20, 2016 Comments

Linguists and cryptographers are familiar with the 600 year old Voynich manuscript, a book most famous because no one knows how to read it. Originally belonging to Italian Jesuits, it was discovered in 1912 by Polish antique bookseller, Wilfrid Voynich, and today is housed at Yale University's Beine...

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News: The EU is Using Translation to Achieve European Digital Single Market

September 16, 2016 Comments

One of the European Union's (EU) objectives is to achieve a European Digital Single Market free of barriers, including language barriers, by 2020. However, with 24 official languages in the EU and only three adequately supported by machine translation technologies, the remaining non-supported langua...

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Language Translation Facts
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EU languages, EU Translation, translating EU languages, languages of the european union
Best Practices for Image Localization

September 14, 2016 Comments

Visual stimulus has become central to the consumption of digital information and is inherently social media-friendly, helping attract users to what matters to them most. Localizing visuals is especially relevant to apps and content on mobile where designers have to make optimal use of space and a vi...

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Language Translation Facts
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image localization, localization images, image best practices, localization best practices for images
News: Bloomberg Expands to Accommodate Demands for News in Spanish

September 08, 2016 Comments

Since its inception in 1981 by Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. has established an authoritative footprint in the world of data, financial software and media. According to GlobalJournalist.org, in 2013, Bloomberg had over 150,000 employees worldwide and produced more than 5,000 stories a day fro...

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