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Getting quality assurance right

Getting quality assurance right

When it comes to localization projects, you're only as good as your quality assurance (QA) process.There is no point undertaking…

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Cultural faux pas: Avoiding a business disaster

Cultural faux pas: Avoiding a business disaster

We're always talking about the need to understand the complexities of language when carrying out translations.Businesses want to ensure a…

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5 Tips For Handling Japanese Localization Projects Smoothly

5 Tips For Handling Japanese Localization Projects Smoothly

Japanese localization projects represent a set of unique challenges for translators thanks to the inherent complexity of the language. Getting the…

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Text Expansion: Planning For Audio-Visual Projects

Text Expansion: Planning For Audio-Visual Projects

English is one of the most dominant languages in the world, with recent surveys suggesting up to 790 million people…

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Emoji’s popularity ‘shows English is evolving at an amazing rate’

The heart emoji was the most popular 'word' of 2014.

A fascinating study has discovered the most popular words of last year - and demonstrated at the same time just…

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New map highlights best languages for spreading ideas

New map highlights best languages for spreading ideas (Photo: Thinkstock)

A fascinating new study has resulted in the creation of an interactive map that highlights the best languages to use…

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How our brains never forget ‘lost’ heritage languages

How our brains never forget 'lost' heritage languages

Scientists and psychologists are regularly making fascinating new discoveries about languages and an especially interesting one recently focused on 'lost'…

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Do you need to be bilingual to get a message to your team?

Do you need to be bilingual to get a message to your team?

Jonny Wilkinson might already have been a celebrated rugby star, but he won himself a new army of fans in…

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Bilingualism aids student development

We already know that bilingualism is very good for people, as it makes them better decision makers, improves their cognitive…

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IFRS Foundation launches French and Japanese translations

The IFRS Foundation has translated some of its documents into both French and Japanese.  A French version of the 2014…

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