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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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What is Interpretation?

This is a good moment to clarify exactly what is meant by interpretation. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “interpret” means: 1 : to explain or tell the meaning of : present in understandable terms <interpret dreams> <needed help interpreting the results> 2 : to conceive in the light of individual belief, judgment, or circumstance : construe […]

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Lingobit Localizer

There are an array of tools to work with us when carrying out the tasks of translation and localization. Today I would like to discuss Lingobit Localizer and its helpful features. What is Lingobit Localizer? It is a tool that works with translation and localization of software applications that allows for collaboration between translators, project […]

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How Translators and Interpreters Can Help Haiti

The horrific and devastating tragedy that befell Haiti calls for all of us to contribute in any way and as much as possible to help the country move forward. As professional translators and interpreters, we can also do our part in this international effort. A few days after the tragedy, Translators Without Borders released an […]

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Punctuation in Lists in Spanish

It’s common in our line of work for people to have doubts regarding proper punctuation in lists in Spanish. It’s important to keep certain principles in mind: the extent of the listed ideas and whether they represent marketing material or tables. In addition to the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, to which we constantly […]

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Why Human Translators Still Have a Job

Humans and machines don’t always get along: the former are often envious of the latter’s ability to perform tasks with greater efficiency, consistency, and more precise results.  The antagonistic sentiments which many people have harbored for machines stretch back many years, and in particular any time machines or technology in general have displaced human workers, […]

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