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Android Lollipop and Multiple Languages

February 11, 2015 1 Comments

Android, the mobile operating system developed by Google, was released on September 23, 2008. Right out of the gate, Google had ambitious goals for their mobile platform, striving to have as many device activations as there are people on the planet. On September 3, 2013 (just shy of five years later...

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Category:
Software Translation
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Android, Google, Lollipop, Keyboard, Language
Egyptian Translation - What You Need to Know

January 19, 2015 Comments

In order to understand a group of people, such as Egyptians, you must have a broad knowledge of their culture. Understanding the spoken and written language and the geographic location, while vital, is only a piece of the puzzle. The customs, social habits, religion, economy, government and the pol...

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Category:
Country Specific
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Egypt, Egyptian, Franko Arab, Franko, Arab, language, Arabic
Multilanguage support in iOS 8

December 14, 2014 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...

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Apple, iOS 8, iPhone, keyboard, language, languages, Arabic, Multiple Languages
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
African Languages and Locales: Essential Facts

January 13, 2014 Comments

According to a research from McKinsey & Company, Africa’s future looks bright. Some predictions include: 50% of Africans will be living in cities by 2030, 128 million households will have discretionary income in 2020, 1.1 billion Africans will be of working age by 2040. The complex landscape of ...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Language, Africa, Culture
Top Challenges with Brazilian Portuguese Translations

October 28, 2013 4 Comments

Portuguese is a “Neo-Latin” or “Romance” language that developed from Latin. It is written using 23 or 26 letters of the Latin alphabet. It is spoken by more than 250 million people in Portugal, Brazil, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malaysia, Malacca, in the former territories of Portuguese India (Dadra and N...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
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Brazilian Portuguese Translations, Language, Localization

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