Tag: Translation

09 Mar 2009
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Guest post: Lost in Romance – translating language differences to the wider world

optical communicationIn a first for this blog, I’m publishing a guest post written by Paul Sawers of translation company Lingo24. Paul talks about the joys of the Romance language family and Lingo24’s experience of working with them, in particular the importance of localisation and explaining the finer points of these languages to uninitiated clients. I […]

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14 Jan 2009
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New Twitter tool: Twitrans

TechCrunch announced today (kudos to @matthewbennett for the link via Twitter) a new free service on Twitter called Twitrans. Twitter users are able to send their tweets to this service and a few minutes later a translation is received which the user can post to followers who speak another language. Unlike many similar tools, this […]

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28 Nov 2008
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‘The Translator as Strategic Partner’ conference, London, 22nd-23rd November

Last weekend I attended the conference ‘The Translator as Strategic Partner‘ here in London at the Camden Centre. Those following me on Twitter may have seen that I was live micro-blogging from the event throughout the weekend. I had intended to do this, as an experimental way of tracking the events and my thoughts in […]

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12 Nov 2008
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Amazon launches literature in translation store

Last week Amazon.co.uk launched its new ‘literature in translation’ store. It’s very difficult to find the store when browsing through Amazon’s website, but here’s a direct link to it: http://tinyurl.com/5kbue3 This is the blurb from the site: Welcome to our ???? ??? ????Literature in Translation store. Browse here for great deals on top fiction from […]

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08 Nov 2008
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Recommended listening (and reading)

One for linguistics enthusiasts: a truly fascinating interview today on Excess Baggage travel program with Daniel Everett, Chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University, US. Everett travelled to the Brazilian Amazon to live with the Piraha people, and In this interview he shares his experiences of living with the Pirahas and what […]

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08 Aug 2008
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Google Translation Center

Over the past couple of days I’ve been reading about the (apparently 😉 inadvertently leaked news about  Google Translation Center, and have been wondering what it really entails for the translation industry. I first saw a notice about the ‘leak’ on ProZ.com, and then read about it on cnetnews.com, and also today on the  the […]

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