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Love story: PDF and Search Engines

Everybody loves PDF files; ebooks, brochures, product descriptions or instruction manuals are all better in a PDF format on your website. A PDF (Portable Document Format) is the safest format your design and message will be delivered without any changes or any extra effort from the recipient.

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On August 12, 2010, posted in: Miscellaneous by

Looking for audio-video translation? We can help!

When you have audio and audio-video files that need to be reproduced in another language, it simplifies the process by using a company that can handle all aspects of the project. To get a better idea of what’s involved, below is a basic breakdown of the steps, from transcription, translation and voice recording to timing, syncing and post-processing.

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On August 12, 2010, posted in: Translation Articles by

Special scripts in desktop publishing

Now that most of the desktop publishing applications support Unicode, typesetting multilingual documents is easier and some typesetters can do it without too much effort. Professional desktop publishers are now able to place Chinese, or Korean, or Amharic text into InDesign or QuarkXPress, even if they do not have the specific language versions or understand the language.

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On August 12, 2010, posted in: Foreign Language Typesetting by

Easter and other holidays around the World

Have you ever received an email saying “Happy Holidays” even though you will not actually be celebrating anything? People love to share their happiness with others and sometimes they do not remember that the recipient might not be in the same situation. This is very common in multinational societies, like in Canada, where there are so many different nationalities living and working together.

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On August 12, 2010, posted in: Cross-Cultural Articles by

Machine Translation vs. Human Translators

Last year, a group of Israeli journalists used an online machine translation tool to translate an email for the Dutch Consulate in Tel Aviv. The message should have been about an upcoming visit to the Netherlands for a seminar on Dutch politics. However, the final result was nothing close to that and they ended up asking the Dutch minister some senseless questions about his mother.

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