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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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Cisco’s TelePresence translation system delayed

Posted by Tomedes on November 16, 2009 – 7:54 am Filed under Translation News
Last year a company executive from Cisco had said that real-time translation of Cisco Systems TelePresence virtual meetings would be available by 2009. But going by the latest new, it seems that the company has found it the goal much...
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Optimizing content for foreign markets

Posted by Tomedes on November 8, 2009 – 9:23 am Filed under Freelance Translators, Translation News
Ambitious and foresighted marketers who take the initiative of exploring and understanding markets that are beyond their native regions and use search programs that help them get directly in touch with their consumers in their native languages have some great...
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The language translation challenges of the FBI

Posted by Tomedes on November 3, 2009 – 1:50 am Filed under Freelance Translators, Translation News
The Inspector General (I.G.) from the U.S. Department of Justice has reported that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is facing challenging issues in managing its language translation workload. The foremost among them is the agency’s staffing and technology problems...
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Absence of Tagalog translation expert stumps legal process

Posted by Tomedes on October 20, 2009 – 7:45 am Filed under Translation News
A judge of the Dubai Misdemeanors Court granted unconditional bail to a Filipina detainee due to the absence of a translator who could help her communicate with the court. The incident happened when the Filipina suspect was summoned by the...
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Introducing Skype Translator

Posted by Tomedes on October 16, 2009 – 8:14 am Filed under Translation News, Translation Tools
Skype is one of the most commonly used programs for instant messaging, as well as chatting over the Internet and rightfully so, it has proved to be a simple, well designed and extremely reliable program which is free for all...
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Independent subtitle translators face legal action in Israel

Posted by Tomedes on September 22, 2009 – 8:13 am Filed under Translation News
An Independent language translation professionals group in Israel is under fire from Israel’s Anti piracy organization ALIS which has demanded that they stop their activities, issue a public apology, as well as pay NIS 1 million in damages. The group...
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Chinese publishers test global waters

Posted by Tomedes on September 11, 2009 – 7:52 am Filed under Translation News
Chinese publishing houses are now gearing themselves to take Chinese books worldwide. This could be readily ascertained at the Beijing International Book Fair where Chinese publishers were eagerly discussing strategies to take the industry ahead with their foreign counterparts. Among...
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Tops banks in the United States zero in on Spanish speaking customers

Posted by Tomedes on September 8, 2009 – 1:58 am Filed under Translation News
The recent few years has seen an explosion in the population of Spanish immigrant population in the United States. Not only has the Spanish speaking population grown substantially in size (number of Hispanic Americans living in the United States is...
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Google adds new languages to Google Translate

Posted by Tomedes on September 2, 2009 – 8:04 am Filed under Translation News
More from Google as it works tirelessly continuing to provide improved services as well as new options to its users. This time around it has added support for a number of new languages to its automatic translation tool – Google...
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