20 Feb 2015

Where in the World Do They Speak the Most Languages?

Some countries have a lot more diversity than others. But which ones are the most linguistically diverse? We’ve downloaded the data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (as of 2009) to produce this map showing global linguistic […]

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16 Jan 2015

The Age of the T-Shaped Translator Is Upon Us

Though the concept of T-shaped individuals arose in the 1990s, it has become more prominent lately, particularly within the marketing industry. As you may already know, it refers not to how people actually look, but to their skill sets – […]

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06 Jan 2015

Will English Be Challenged as the Dominant Web Language?

Prevailing wisdom states that 70-80% of the web’s content is in English but the linguistic breakdown of the internet is surprisingly hard to verify. Many of the early studies were based on random page sampling, and this method isn’t as […]

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30 May 2014

Tackling Untranslatable Content

It has been estimated that there are currently around 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. Around 90% of these are used by fewer than 100,000 people. And with the ever changing nature of language and the inexorable march of […]

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13 Dec 2013

Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

An intepreter on the Jimmy Kimmel show translates his sign language The infamous sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Thamsanqa Jantjie, has claimed that he suffered from a schizophrenic attack that caused him to translate incorrectly and that he […]

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15 May 2013

Microsoft Adds Klingon to Bing Translator

The much anticipated Star Trek movie sequel, J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Into Darkness, has just been released. To coincide with the launch of the latest instalment of the popular American science fiction entertainment franchise, Microsoft has added the fictional language […]

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10 Apr 2013

Teenager Learns 22 Languages in Just a Few Weeks

New Yorker Timothy Doner is just 17 years old but he has managed to teach himself 22 different languages in just a few weeks. He was able to master some widely spoken European languages like French, Spanish, Italian and German […]

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08 Apr 2013

The Perils of Poor Translation

If your organisation is creating communications intended for a global audience, you need a professional translator. A product’s superiority is in itself no longer sufficient to guarantee its success. Brand awareness, identity and orientation have become increasingly important in maintaining […]

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02 Dec 2011

Students Career Advice: Translation Technology & Website Localisation

Technology and Translation Despite the growing sophistication of automated translation programs, the need for translators is greater than it has ever been. With there being a projected growth for employment in the language service industry in the next ten years, […]

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13 Apr 2010

Translator Survey 30th March 2010

We asked 1000 translators who have translated a minimum of 1500 words for TranslateMedia in the last 4 years to fill in a very quick questionnaire of just five questions. The questions were aimed at giving context to the development […]

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