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Where Is Gujarati Spoken?

Its origins Gujarati belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family, which is a branch of the greater Indo-European family. It receives its name from the Indian state where it is the official language: the state of Gujarat, and it uses the Gujarati script, though it originally was written with the Devanagari alphabet. The first manuscripts in […]

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10 Facts You May Not Know About Trados Studio 2009

Over the lifespan of any software technology, there comes a time when updates and new versions are necessary to keep software relevant for our rapidly changing world. Companies, always striving to stay ahead of the curve, find that as soon as they implement one version of software, a newer version is released. The same is […]

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Trados 2009: AutoSuggest is Here to Stay

The AutoSuggest function (AS) is one of the most interesting features in SDL Trados Studio 2009. To use an AutoSuggest dictionary, you must first have a TM (Translation Memory) of at least 25,000 units of translation. The good news is that you can create a dictionary from one or several TMs. For example: we have […]

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The History of Machine Translation

In recent years, machine translation has become a commonplace element in translation agencies. A good post-editing of a machine translation can produce the same results as a conventional translation and editing. However, not everyone knows this procedure, especially translators and editors. Although post-editing is a process that is already well known and frequently used in […]

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Videos from TAUS Santa Clara 2011 Online

Videos of presentations and panels at the recent TAUS User Conference in Santa Clara are now available on YouTube for everyone. The links below will take you to playlists on specific themes: target=”_blank”>The multilingual web – “beyond the translate button” target=”_blank”>Open Translation Platforms target=”_blank”>TAUS members share Moses-related tools, making others’ lives easier target=”_blank”>The Great Interoperability […]

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Audiovisual Translation: Cinema and Culture

Culture versus Translation The culture of a country, most notably its modes of dress, behavior, food, celebrations, events, etc., is transmitted directly and indirectly on the big screen, as well as on the small screen. Of course, in the world of audiovisual phenomena, artistic, cultural and economic are mixed together to create the final product. […]

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Unazungumza Kiswahili?

Swahili is a Bantu language. The Bantu languages ​​of Africa are those that, in turn, form a subfamily of others: the Niger-Congo languages. Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, and also the “bridge” language between all the nations of East Africa. It is spoken in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, […]

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The Plain English Movement

As we discussed in a previous post on the “Language of the People“, legal language has evolved to be better understood by one group of people: average citizens. Today I would like to explain the origin of this movement that has taken hold in Spain and has been introduced in Mexico. This process of modernization […]

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Staying ahead of the Curve, Always an Advantage

Since the world is in a state of constant change and evolution, it is always important to stay as current as possible in regard to these changes and innovations. This applies in all areas of life, but above all in the field of employment and professional development. Translators and translation agencies are no exception. Agencies […]

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Language of the People

When professionals from the legal, translation, teaching, etc. fields get together, there is always an interesting conclusion do be taken from the debate. This was the situation I experienced in my enriching interactions with Spanish professors, lawyers working in the judicial and legislative system, editors and translators. And all of this about one word… I […]

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