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Farsi: The Persian Language

September 18, 2015 Comments

The Persian language, also known as Farsi, belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages. It gets its name from Persia, the former name of Iran. Farsi is spoken by around 130 million people, mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan where it is an official language. Historical...

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Best Practices for Localization Project Managers

May 27, 2015 Comments

As a localization project manager (LPM), I find my profession fascinating, dynamic and challenging. I manage a variety of localization projects and interact with diverse clients and translation professionals worldwide. Each new project offers insight into other languages, cultures and business pro...

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Machine Translation Blunders

May 14, 2015 Comments

Literal translation can sometimes have adverse effects when the focus is put on the word and not the meaning. A word or phrase in one language in one locale, may have an entirely different meaning when translated into another language for a different audience. This is one of the strongest argument...

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Top Tips for Spanish Translation

May 05, 2015 Comments

The secret behind successful translation is making sure your end result conveys the actual meaning of the source text. The proper tone and style are just some of the things that can be lost when translating into a target language. Before beginning any translation or localization project, research y...

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Spanish Translation, Spanish Translators, Spanish Language, Top Spanish Translation Tips
Desktop Publishing Arabic Text: What You Need To Know

March 04, 2015 Comments

Arabic is a Semitic language, written from right to left. It has a highly connected script, so letters seldom stand alone, and the shape of each letter varies considerably depending on its position in the word. This makes Arabic a highly complicated language for Non-Arabic readers and handling any A...

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Arabic, DTP, Desktop, Publishing, Layout, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Composer, Paragraph, character, table
Skype Translator: Is It Speaking Your Language?

March 02, 2015 Comments

As a team member of Globalization Partners International (GPI), a translation company that leverages global communication and collaboration tools daily, I became an early adopter and fan of Skype more than 10 years ago. Now it is an important communication tool for all employees of GPI. ...

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