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10 Unique Chinese New Year Traditions

10 Unique Chinese New Year Traditions

Have you ever wondered why dragons always make an appearance for Chinese New Year? Or why all the red lanterns and decorations? Read our compiled list of 10 Chinese New Year traditions to expand your knowledge of the holiday celebrated by over a billion people around the world! 2015 is…

Santa Claus Around The World

Santa Claus around the World

Santa Claus is known as the portly, joyous, white-bearded man who brings gifts to children on the night before Christmas. He is one of the main symbols of Christmas for many - but not everybody knows him by this name!   An infographic by the team at wintranslation - professional…

Multilingual DTP Tips

Multilingual DTP tips

Measure twice, cut once This well known expression seems to apply to so many things, even when it's about translation and typesetting.  If you’re looking to translate your brochures, manuals or other documents and plan to do the typesetting in-house, make sure you do some "measuring" first. So, make sure…

Without Context There Is No Meaning

Without context there is no meaning

We’ve all heard our philosophy professors mention this once or twice – and it turns out they were right.  When you’re sending your material off for translation, don’t forget to provide as much context as you can – a step often overlooked. No context most often means wrong  translation, and wrong…

Translating Into Aboriginal Languages?

Translating into Aboriginal languages?

Don't ignore these 5 important details! Although English and French are Canada’s only official languages, there are a large number of Aboriginal languages still in use today by the Indigenous people of our country. Since many of these languages are spoken by a small population, there are some important considerations…