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10 facts about Canadian Aboriginal Languages

Canada is home to over 60 Aboriginal Languages, many of which are considered vulnerable and endangered according to UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. Since many of these languages are in danger of extinction, the use of them has become more and more important in order to help regain, cultivate and foster that […]

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On February 12, 2014, posted in: Articles by

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 the Year of the Sheep […]

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On January 30, 2014, posted in: Articles by

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 translation service  

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On December 18, 2013, posted in: Articles by

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 you have all these items […]

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On June 12, 2013, posted in: Articles, Foreign Language Typesetting by

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 translation always means spending much […]

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On May 30, 2013, posted in: Articles, Translation Articles by