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What is a translation memory (TM)?

July 11, 2011 9 Comments

Translation Memory (TM) is a database which stores predetermined units of a source language together with its translated equivalent. A TM allows you to take advantage of repetitions within or between documents. In other words, the program that uses a TM will automatically translate repeated sentence...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation Memory, Project Management, Translation Tools, glossary, terminology, translation, localization
Online and Mobile Shopping in UAE and MENA region

July 07, 2011 2 Comments

When it comes to shopping online, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and MENA (Middle East North Africa) markets are finally starting to take off, with notable growth in the travel and leisure industry. This blog focuses on key growth indicators and provides compelling evidence why you may wish to local...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
Mobile apps, MENA, UAE, translation, localization
Translation Challenges with Phrasal Verbs

July 06, 2011 7 Comments

Phrasal verbs are so common in informal English speech that they are used almost unconsciously. In fact, many of us who frequently use phrasal verbs are unaware of just exactly what they are! Unfortunately, phrasal verbs tend to have a negative impact on language translation, as the meaning of two ...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Language, Spanish, translation, terminology, translation
Using PDF in Illustrator When Source Files are Lost

June 29, 2011 2 Comments

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a versatile file format that can represent both vector and bitmap data. Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful vector graphics editors and it is a great tool for working with these kinds of files. In fact, the native Adobe Illustrator file format (*.AI)...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, PDF
Social Media Localization

June 27, 2011 2 Comments

Since social media is heavily influencing all of our communications it is no longer enough just to localize your content. In today’s dynamic, social networking charged environment, you need to adapt your communication to match your intended target markets to make sure that your message and intent is...

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Category:
Global SEO
Tags:
Social media, marketing, localization, SEO, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Highlights from International Search Summit 2011

June 24, 2011 Comments

This blog focuses on key take away messages and best practices recommended at International Search Summit 2011. This event was held in conjunction with Search Marketing Expo 2011 (SMX) and in Seattle earlier this month; our own Peter Betts attended both events and covered SMX in the previous blog, “...

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Category:
Global Conferences
Tags:
SEO, SEM, i18n, l10n, website translation, multilingual SEO

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