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What Is the Difference between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese?

Nowadays, as a result of China’s boom, our company is receiving an increasing amount of requests concerning translations into Chinese. What many people may be unaware of is that the Chinese language has two systems of written characters: Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. The process that led to Simplified Chinese—with a first official version issued […]

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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 […]

What Are Glossaries Used For?

All global and multinational companies will at some point face the need to translate their material into another language; these procedures can end up being critical elements for the success of a business. It is for this reason that they must understand that translating content is something that must be taken seriously, given that many consequences […]

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Why Use Translation Software?

Many large companies around the world have a lot of products or services to offer in different markets. Often times, the content depicting these products needs to be localized—this can become a very difficult task. In my experience, the time and cost required to keep content updated and localized can actually be a significant impediment […]

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Selfie: Oxford’s Word of the Year 2013

The prestigious guardians of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, have proclaimed “selfie” as Word of the Year 2013. The award is proclaimed every year by the long-standing prominent organization by recognizing a word or expression that during that year has attracted a lot of attention and usage. A “selfie” is described as a […]

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What Are the Differences Between Translation and Transcreation?

“Transcreation” refers to the process of taking a message created in one language and transporting it to another language. This word is not a synonym for translation; so, what is the difference? Transcreation is the transformation of a global message including not only written content, but also visual designs and images. It also takes into […]

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