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How Are Word Counts Calculated for Websites?

In recent posts, we went over some issues to keep in mind when calculating word counts for quoting a translation project. Here we will discuss yet another instance, which is perhaps the most complex: quotes for websites. The translation of this type of material typically involves various challenges, because it implies, in addition to work […]

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Website Translation

Currently, the world is experiencing an era of such rapid technological advances that we see new technologies outdoing each other every day. Moreover, you can see that there are a lot of companies in earnest competition as all the latest gadgets and products on offer today are improved at a dizzying speed. Today, the traditional […]

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Google Enhances Website Translation Services

Google, which has been offering a free website translation service since 2009, has just added a new feature to this service, making it more interactive, flexible and collaborative. Similar to how the basic Google Translate service works, this new feature allows both the website’s creator and its visitors to tweak the Website Translator plugin’s translation […]

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Intercultural Communication and its Implications for Websites

Intercultural communication, according to Ting-Toomey, involves a process of symbolic exchange in which individuals from two (or more) different cultural communities negotiate shared meanings in an interactive situation. With respect to websites, many times that symbolic exchange is limited only to what the site communicates both through its content and also by the form. For […]

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Internationalization and Localization

The terms internationalization and localization have taken on great importance in the world of translation. Internationalization is the process used to design software so that it can be easily adapted to different languages and regions without changes to the engineering or code. Internationalization, in short, is the capability of a Web site to be translated. […]

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