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How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

The most popular machine translation software at the moment is Google Translate, although other programs are available. The software has improved remarkably over the last few years, with regular… Continue Reading »

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Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

English was once the dominant language of the internet, but now it’s just one in a sea of many. Its relative share of cyberspace has shrunk to around 30%, while French, German, Spanish and Chine… Continue Reading »

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Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

A visit to the doctors or the hospital can be worrying enough, but what happens if you don't speak good English?            

For a normal appointment, the health service will generally supply… Continue Reading »

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How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

When you want to convince a potential customer from another country to buy your product or service, things are never straightforward.

Let’s face it, what works for “English speakers” also dif… Continue Reading »

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Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

If you’re thinking about approaching an overseas market using your website as the main means of communication you need to take a look at a range of things to ensure you create the right environm… Continue Reading »

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Why can’t I use Google Translate?

Why can’t I use Google Translate?

It’s free, fast and looks good to me – what could go wrong?

When you’re looking for a quick translation of a paragraph or a few sentences, Google Translate can typically provide you with a re… Continue Reading »

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Quick guide: translation technology

Quick guide: translation technology

Technology is taking over most areas of our lives, sometimes making things easier and sometimes making it a whole lot more difficult. Anyone who uses a computer will know how frustrating it can … Continue Reading »

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Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Most people live in a country where only one main language is spoken. Let’s take a look at a place where things are very different.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most linguistically diverse … Continue Reading »

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Time well spent - back to school

Time well spent - back to school

We’re helping at a local sixth form careers evening tomorrow – it’s something we’ve done for a long time and we think it’s a very important part of what we do as a company.

Why? It’s simple. … Continue Reading »

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Interpreting - why use a professional?

Interpreting - why use a professional?

If you think that anyone who speaks a second language (to a level where they are comfortable going on holiday) can be a good interpreter, it’s time to think again.

In a business situation, yo… Continue Reading »

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