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It’s all Greek to me: A personal look at the multilingual, multicultural experience

August 29, 2013 Comments

As localization professionals we are all immersed in the business of language and technology, naturally. However we all too often forget that behind the business and technology of the language services profession, before the mechanics of localization, comes in, we have the actual language and with i...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Culture, Multilingual, Translation Blog
Good Manners Translates into Good Business

June 27, 2013 Comments

Recently the Chinese president, Xi Jinping and “first lady”, Peng Liyuan, visited Trinidad & Tobago my home country and caused quite a stir when he held an umbrella over his wife’s head. A gesture not so common in most Asian countries: China's First Lady Peng Liyuan Brings Rare Glamour to U.S. Summi...

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Category:
Culture Curation
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Cultural traditions, Localization, Culture, Translation Blog
Chinese Culture and Travel - Part I

June 18, 2013 Comments

Most Chinese people love taking group pictures! As a Chinese growing up in Taiwan, I was not aware of this fact until I travelled to France and later Hawaii for an extended period of time to study abroad and complete a voluntary assignment. I brought the pictures of mine along with me on these trips...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Culture and Translation Services in Qatar

August 09, 2012 Comments

This blog touches on the importance of cultural awareness and languages when expanding your business into Qatar marketplace. It gives insight into Arabic language and everyday social interactions you may encounter whilst doing business or visiting this very modern and diverse country. A society’s...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Qatar, Doha, Culture, Arabic Translation
The Key to eLearning Localization Success: Customer Acceptance!

April 11, 2012 Comments

In our previous blogs, we talked about the cultural limitations in various elearning platforms and what we could do to overcome them. Today, we would like to talk to you about an unanticipated cultural challenge – customers! Let us explain. When the U.S. Peace Corps recruits volunteers for its ove...

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Category:
eLearning
Tags:
elearning, Globalization, Localization, DTP, Culture
Website Translation Tips and Best Practices

March 21, 2012 Comments

Our translation agency GPI has released its newly updated research report series on Website Globalization and e-Business. The reports are a collection of language, culture and website globalization facts by country. The newly updated reports for 2012 are available in PDF format and are free to down...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Globalization, Localization, Resources, Website Translation, Culture

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