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The Localization Challenges of Self-Paced eLearning

January 30, 2012 Comments

What distinguishes the translation and localization needs for self-paced eLearning from those of the asynchronous university models? The fact that there is no instructor, ever! Instead, course designers must create self-paced courses as if there were an instructor, which place additional demands o...

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Category:
eLearning
Tags:
elearning, Globalization, Localization, DTP, Culture, Multimedia, Translation, L10N
Localization challenges in translating eLearning content

January 23, 2012 Comments

eLearning localization goes beyond technology and images. We look at each eLearning course from one of the most important perspectives; from that of the targeted learners. Why? Because your goal - and ours - is to ensure that your courses deliver equitable learning outcomes for all users, no matter ...

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Category:
eLearning
Tags:
elearning, Globalization, Localization, DTP, Culture
How to Create a Quote for Software Translation Services

November 22, 2011 Comments

Software translation, software globalization and software localization are all terms used to describe the process of taking a software application that is in one language, English for example, and translating it into other languages, say Portuguese or Spanish. One of the first questions companies as...

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
software, translation, localizatio, globalization
10 Tips for Website Localization

November 21, 2011 Comments

GPI has written many blogs about website localization in the past. This blog focuses on the top 10 tips for ensuring that you and your language translation services agency achieve success with your website localization project. For quick review, let’s start with a few basic definitions and ingredie...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
website, localization, translation, globalization
Software Translation, Software Localization and Software Internationalization

February 17, 2011 15 Comments

Many customers new to translation are confused by the terms "translation", "localization" and "internationalization." Although each term describes a distinct process for multilingual software projects, translation and localization are often used almost interchangeably. This blog clears up the myster...

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
software, translation, localization, globalization, internationalization
2011 The Year of International Social Media

January 13, 2011 8 Comments

Over the past 10 years, English internet content grew only 281%, while Chinese internet content grew by 1,277%. Social media is one of the most significant factors contributing to content growth in all languages. Global marketing and global social media will further increase the growth of online bu...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
social, mobile, internet, e-commerce, globalization, search engines
What’s the difference between Translation Agency, Localization Services and LSP?

October 19, 2010 2 Comments

All of us have heard or read terms like translation agency, translation company, localization agency and language service provider (LSP). Many people new to translation and localization are sometimes confused by the jargon. This blog post will help clear up the confusion with the often interchange...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
translation agency, localization services, LSP, copy writing, localization, internationalization, globalization, website, software, locale, GILT, CJKV, FIGS, BRIC
Website Translation, Website Localization and Website Internationalization

June 22, 2010 3 Comments

Many customers new to translation are confused by the terms "translation", "localization" and “internationalization". Although each term describes a distinct process for website projects, translation and localization are often used almost interchangeably. This blog clears up the mystery around these...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
website, translation, localization, globalization, internationalization, methodology
12 Steps to Website Globalization

April 30, 2010 Comments

Whether you are trying to launch a multilingual website to expand your products and services into new global markets or whether you are trying to increase your company's global operational efficiencies by developing multilingual extranets and intranets, website globalization is a requirement to make...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
website, globalization, localization kit, source file, translation workflow, glossary, cultural correctness

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