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2010 translation trends

Posted by Tomedes on January 6, 2010 – 7:33 am Filed under Language Translation Advice, Translation Musings
Yet another year has gone by, welcome to 2010 dear reader, my best wishes to you for a happy and prosperous New Year. Overall 2009 was good for the language translation industry as in spite of the recession we managed...
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iLingual – Language translation with a smile

Posted by Tomedes on December 16, 2009 – 8:12 am Filed under Translation Tools
There are so many language translation apps for the iPhone so why should one consider yet another new one? Well, one can certainly consider iLingual which executes its translations in a somewhat comic manner. iLingual comes with a library of...
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nFluent – The language translation project at IBM

Posted by Tomedes on December 14, 2009 – 9:20 am Filed under Translation News, Translation Tools
IBM has a team of almost 100 employees working on the development of an automatic language translation tool that would be quick, as well as highly accurate to the extent that it would facilitate instant messages between the speakers of...
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Technical translation – Requirements

Posted by Tomedes on December 11, 2009 – 1:45 am Filed under Language Translation Advice, Translation Services
The world has shrunk so much more with the increasing proliferation of the Internet. We are living in fortunate times where information about progress in any part of the world can readily be made available everywhere for the benefit of...
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Name translation anyone?

Posted by Tomedes on December 10, 2009 – 9:19 am Filed under Translation News, Translation Services
As a name “Suri” sounds unconventional and quite nice. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood’s star couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes named their daughter so. But how would they feel when they came to know that the word Suri means pickpocket...
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Banking translation – An overview

Posted by Tomedes on December 8, 2009 – 7:51 am Filed under Translation Services
The banking sector has seen many changes in the recent years. The latest trend being the acquisition of small banks by larger ones, a strategy, with the help of which huge international banks are making their presence felt in various...
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Japanese translators required at the 37th Honolulu Marathon

Posted by Tomedes on December 3, 2009 – 9:12 am Filed under Translation Events, Translation News
We’ve come across a requirement for Japanese translation volunteers. It’s an exciting opportunity in which Japanese language students can use their language skills in a live and fairly challenging environment – a valuable learning opportunity for language students. Last year...
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South Dakota Supreme Court committee to create standards for courtroom interpreters

Posted by Tomedes on November 30, 2009 – 1:44 am Filed under Translation News
Every year an increasing number of non-English speaking people move through South Dakota’s judicial system. These people require the services of language translation providers and are assigned translators by the counties that decide who translates for them. This leads to...
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Irish politician questions the requirement of official documents into English

Posted by Tomedes on November 27, 2009 – 9:09 am Filed under Translation News
Ireland has been spending a considerable amount of money on translating official government documents from English to Irish - the country’s first official language. Michael Ring, an opposition politician from Fine Gael has criticized this expenditure stating that the translations...
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US bishop critical of the literal English translation of Missal

Posted by Tomedes on November 17, 2009 – 2:02 am Filed under Translation News
U.S. Bishop Donald W. Trautman has criticized the latest English translation of the Latin Roman Missal calling it slavishly literal. According to Trautman, the vocabulary used by the translators is frequently elitist and far removed from day-to-day language, thus making...
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