Language

7
May

Technical Documentation: Why Translate into Spanish—and How?

  You likely landed on this page because you have a technical document to translate into Spanish and need some advice on how best to do it. Technical translation, often overlooked in terms of ROI, can be a game-changer for your business. Despite its time-consuming and challenging nature, it plays a crucial role in supporting end users and fostering customer

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16
Nov

Should You Choose Machine Translation for Your Next Localization Project?

Machine translation (MT) is a hot topic these days, and computers and algorithms are constantly evolving to produce better translation results than ever before. Scroll through the news, and you may see articles with headlines like “Will GPT replace your human translator?” With all the hype, you may be wondering: what do advances in machine translation mean for my business

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18
Oct

German Translation: Challenges and Opportunities

German translation can be critical for English-speaking companies looking to expand abroad into stable markets with spending power. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are all vital trading partners for Canada and the United States. With a population of over 83 million (as of January 2023), Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest globally. Since it is the

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5
Jun

Meeting the Rising Demand for English to Chinese Translation

China manufactures an enormous proportion of the world’s goods. A 2008 National Geographic story reported that 60% of the world’s buttons were made in China, as were 70% of the world’s umbrellas.  Hundreds of other items in the average Canadian home were likely made in China as well, from Christmas lights to baby clothes to home exercise machines. Other Chinese

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25
Jun

Do You Speak Canadian, Eh?

Canadians speak like Americans and write like the Brits. Canadian English is a blend of these influences, along with indigenous vocabulary and internet pronunciations.  Canadian English has a lot of similarities with British English and American English. Even so, many Canadian sounds come off as strange to Americans and Brits. Canadian English has been the product of many waves of

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8
Jun

How Would Reaching an Extra 60M People Impact Your Business

Consider adding a Spanish translation of your software or app. Is your software available in Spanish? If you could reach 60M, extra potential customers, in the USA simply by adding Spanish language to your software and documentation, what would that do for your sales? 18.5% of the US population, or 60.6 million people, is of Hispanic or Latino origin (2020

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14
May

UI Localization to Chinese: What You Need to Know

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UI LOCALIZATION TO CHINESE AND KOREAN    Chinese is the most spoken language in the world with 1,197 million native speakers of its various dialects living in 33 countries. Considering the huge number of Chinese speakers, it is crucial to approach UI localization to Chinese with due respect and consideration. As Chinese, Korean, and

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1
Apr

UI Localization to Russian

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR A SUCCESSFUL UI LOCALIZATION TO RUSSIAN Some time ago, Art One received a project involving software localization to Russian, English strings (segments of code) needed to be translated and localized for Russia. The client wrote their code using short text blocks. By combining these blocks, they could build sentences and commands. They were confident

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22
Feb

UI Localization into Romance Languages

HOW TO AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES WITH UI LOCALIZATION INTO ROMANCE LANGUAGES Following our first article on general issues with UI localization, we have chosen to begin this series with UI localization into Romance languages, largely because this language family—which includes Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian—encompasses nearly a billion native speakers. Speakers of Romance Languages in the World Software Localization to

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23
Jun

What You Need to Know to Better Prepare for Your Arabic Translation Project

The Middle East region has been a very promising market in the past years due to its significant economical development. Therefore, it presents a massive opportunity to businesses for market expansion. Arabic is a growing language spoken by an estimated 420 million people, mainly from the Middle East and parts of Africa. Addressing this audience in their native language is

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