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MultilingualWeb Workshops

MultilingualWeb is a project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by W3 in order to improve the way we create, localize and internationalize information through the development of standards for creating web pages in multiple languages. The ultimate aim is to promote and contribute to the development and use of internationalization standards for websites. […]

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Language-related Technology

Language technology is the result of applying language knowledge to the development of computer systems. We can classify this into two groups: technology of speech and text. Speech Technology * It is now possible for a person to talk to a machine and have the machine understand the information that is transmitted, because the computer […]

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Internationalization of Websites in Spanish

As you’ve surely noticed, the Web has become one of the main tools for selling products. But it is also essential to keep in mind that this medium of selling and promoting works with a readership that is very diverse and located in different cultural settings. The information that the user can read is composed […]

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Interpreters with Google Android

As we have discussed in several articles over the past year, Google is always developing new applications for translation or interpretation with limited success, since the quality of these translations is subjective. Now I have just read the latest: with Google Translate, Android smartphones become interpreters. It appears that Google began last week to try […]

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How to Write “Simply”

When a client requests a translation from an agency, they usually require that certain guidelines are met, or provide instructions or directions that need to be followed during the work. For example, a client may request compliance with a glossary of specific terminology, that the text is written in a specific font or color, or […]

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The Languages of Africa

Official estimates state that there are 2,000 languages spoken throughout the continent of Africa, which are then broken down into these groups: * Afro-asiatic: these languages are spoken in many countries of northern, eastern and southwestern Africa. The family of Afro-asiatic languages includes approximately 240. The main ones are the Semitic family, Kushite, Berber, and […]

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