Monthly Archives: August 2012

A universal language

After several attempts to make it a universal language, this year Esperanto celebrates its 125th anniversary. Created in 1887 by  Lázaro Zamenhof, Esperanto is used in many media  forms, as well as in literature. A large number of classical and popular publications have been translated, and are available in the language. Today with the technological […]

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How to increase Sales by doing research on your clients

As an Account Manager one receives many quote requests on a daily basis and due to the high competition in the translation industry, a fast response is key to close a sale, or at least to increase the chances of selling a translation project. However, besides responding quickly, the Account Manager needs to determine the […]

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Processing TMX with sed

This entry is a bit complex, but possibly some translators with a technical lean might find it useful. Some time ago I wrote about the TMX format for translation memories. These TMs can be very big files, spanning many thousands or even millions of lines. Processing these files with traditional methods sometimes can become a […]

Translation of the Olympic Hymn

With the 2012 Olympic Games underway, countries from all over the world have been brought together to celebrate the physical prowess of their respective athletes. With this Olympics being the first “social media” Olympics, communication is playing a crucial role in the transmission of the events in London around the world. Of course, whenever individuals […]

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