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Portmanteau: More than a Coatrack and a Suitcase

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines portmanteau as (1) a large suitcase or (2) “a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog).” In this blog post, we will be exploring the second definition provided by this famous dictionary, although […]

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Christmas Festivities around the World

When one thinks of Christmas, what does one usually think about? Candy canes, snow, egg nog? Bushy 6-ft pines covered with decorations? Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas”? If you live in North America, chances are, this is what you fantasize about when you think of the word “Christmas.” But in fact, this special holiday is […]

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 […]

Character encoding in HTML

For historical reasons, the English alphabet and many of its punctuation marks are encoded in electronic devices in a universal and unique way. This encoding is called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). However as soon as we step outside this narrow character set, problems are waiting for the unwary. Any letter that is […]

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Christmas Traditions

In this special time of year, I would like to interrupt our MultiTerm classes in order to talk about the different ways in which Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world. While the objective of the celebration may be the same, in every country different traditions are adopted. In Argentina, children write letters […]

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Translation Inconsistencies & How to Avoid Them

When a translation project is very extensive, the most common thing to do is to divide the translation among different linguists in order to speed up the process, thus allowing us to deliver the project as quickly as possible. It is almost never the case that there is an unlimited amount of time available to […]

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