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Solving Problems Related to Cleaning Files in Trados Studio 2009

Today, a large number of translators are working with the new version of Trados: Trados Studio 2009. And one of our most common problems is that we are often unable to clean the bilingual file to deliver the clean file to the customer in the required target language(s). When you cannot clean the bilingual file, […]

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Macedonian, Bulgarian, or Serbian…

Macedonian is not the same language as Bulgarian or Serbian… Macedonian is a language belonging to the group of South Slavic languages, which includes Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian. One might even say that it is almost intelligible with Bulgarian and it is very similar to Serbian, but this does not make the three languages […]

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Linguistic Pre-edition

Pre-edition, as we have seen in other posts, may include several procedures: a text can be pre-edited both from the point of view of the format as well as the text itself and any of its typographical errors. The handling of the format in all its forms: tables, images, text boxes, tables of contents, headers […]

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Literary Translations

Now that machine translation is becoming more and more prominent in the world of translation, I would highlight the complexities of the translation of literary material, where the subtleties of the source language is a foundation of the project. Indeed, translations that are too “similar” to the original do not sound natural to native speakers’ […]

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Belarusian or Russian?

Belarusian and Russian are two Slavic languages that, though they share the same root, are very different from each other. Belarusian is the official language of the nation that today is called Belarus or the Republic of Belarus, which until 1991 was part of the USSR. To the north it borders Lithuania and Latvia, while […]

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Quoting for Voice-over Services

Voice-over services are different from subtitling. While for some people they may be similar, and in some cases it can lead to confusion, they are in fact two completely different services. To put it simply, subtitling is basically the translation of source text that is placed at the bottom of the screen of a video, […]

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How to Lower Your Translation Costs

Use of Translation Memories Usually, companies expect to have the final approved version of a document before sending it for translation. What you probably do not realize is that by using a TM (Translation Memory), the translator can start working on the project before it has been officially approved. With a TM, costs and delivery […]

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Azerbaijani Is Not the Same as Turkmen or Uzbek

In addition to the Turkic languages of Uzbek and Turkmen, we would also like to provide a brief introduction to Azerbaijani. These three languages all belong to the same family and are spoken in almost the same countries. Azerbaijani is spoken mainly in Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Syria and Russia. As is true […]

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