Fancy a job on the Starship Enterprise, but concerned you might not have the language skills? Don’t worry, Microsoft has come to the rescue – delighting Star Trek fans by adding Klingon to its Bing translator.
You work hard to create readable documentation, and translate it for a worldwide audience – but how do you make sure your multilingual content is findable? That’s the problem that Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) helps you solve.
Advancements in technology and word processing are seeing machine language translation take the traditional transfer of content from one language into another to a different level. Nowadays, the translation of set phrases and keywords from almost any language combination is just a simple click away. Yet, many a translator will have an opinion about the quality of that ‘different level’ and the question remains; is machine translation a long-lost friend to be treasured or a foe waiting to strike?
How do you say “May the force be with you” in Navajo?
Translation and interpreting are complicated – and expensive – processes in the European Union. Each year, the EU translates a staggering 1.76 million pages, at a cost of £357 million. In recent years, the number of translators has risen from around 200 to an estimated 3,000.
Choosing the perfect name for a new product is never easy. Global companies pour millions of pounds into marketing campaigns to launch products around the world. But surprisingly, many still make the mistake of choosing a name that fails to work across borders.
Today more businesses operate across borders than ever before. The need for fast, cost-effective translation is growing rapidly – and the translation industry is adapting to keep up.
In an increasingly globalised economy the need for translation has never been greater. More and more of the world is getting online – and most of them speak languages other than English. But this creates challenges for businesses looking for a quick and affordable way to overcome language barriers.
From robots to renewable energy, there’s only one place to explore the latest technology and innovations this week. Thousands of visitors from around the world are gathering for the Hanover Trade Fair, one of the world’s most important technology fairs.