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How to localise a website in 10 easy steps

Did you know only around a quarter of the world’s internet users speak English – and this proportion is falling fast? If your company is targeting international customers, then it’s essential to know how to localise a website – as well as translate it.

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Machine translation with a human touch

Tom Shaw, Account Director and Machine Translation sales specialist, explores the concept of customised post-editing levels. Combined with automatic translation tools, these can result in a win-win situation for clients and translators.

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The most linguistically diverse city in Europe?

Hail a taxi in New York, or hop on a Melbourne tram, and you could encounter any of hundreds of different languages. These cities are famous for being melting pots for different cultures and languages. But you might be surprised to know that Manchester is one of the world’s most linguistically diverse cities, despite its smaller size.

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Polish is now England’s second language

The linguistic map of Britain is changing, according to the latest census results. For the first time, the 2011 census asked residents in England and Wales which language they spoke at home. They found more than 100 different languages, with Welsh and Polish the most popular after English.

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A look at French-speaking countries

Did you know French is an official language in 29 countries around the world? And it’s commonly used in at least seven more in Africa, Asia and Europe. It’s also the official working language of the United Nations (along with English) – as well as the Olympics!

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Thinking globally and locally

In Britain, many people will be chilling the Pimms and getting out the Union Jack bunting to celebrate the Jubilee next week.

But in Paris, there’s another reason to look forward to the first week in June. Hundreds of people from more than 30 countries will be gathering for Localization World.  It’s one of the most exciting events of the year for global businesses, localization professionals and the international language services industry.

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