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Et Vous, @Brute?

Great article, courtesy of the BBC News online magazine, called Tu and Twitter. It is the end for  ‘Vous’ In French? highlights the social and political interplay of technology and language. Other languages such as Italian and Spanish are mentioned too. Of course, Twitter isn’t going to finish off French language formality or any  social...

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Oracle Applications User Experience at Localization World Seattle 2012

Pleased to say that my session about global user experience (UX) has been accepted for Localization World in Seattle later this year (October 2012). I’m excited to be talking about UX at the leading globalization, internationalization, localization, and translation (GILT) industry event. It’s been a while since I’ve spoken at the event. It’s a great opportunity...

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Translation and UX Working Together: Oracle Mobile Applications Example

I’ve previously written a takeaway article for Multilingual decrying the lack of a clear user experience (UX) focus to the general globalization, internationalization, localization and translation industry. I’ll be revisiting this subject in the magazine later this year. Have things changed? Why is it important anyway? Well, you’ll have to read it to find out!...

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Resources for Mobile App Developers' Translation Planning

I was reading a Techcrunch article called the Number of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population by 2012. All very interesting stuff that I would encourage you to read. However, I was little underwhelmed by the article’s title claim as I thought we were already there (there are more phones than people in Ireland, for...

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The Dublin Windows Phone Code Camp: A Localization Debrief

I attended the Windows Phone (WP) code camp at Microsoft in Dublin, an event organized by the Microsoft Ireland Development and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team and Dublin ALT.NET. One of the great things about my interests profile is that I get to cover user experience (UX), developer relations, localization, and a bunch of other cool stuff, all...

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My Wishlist for Language Industry Conversation in 2012

Here’s what I would like to see as the key conversation topics in 2012: Gamification: Translation and cultural issues. Language as part of user experience. Translating stuff for real end users (hobbyist or small-scale mobile apps developers, small businesses exporting services or products, tourists, non-profits and community groups). In general, I would like to see...

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Standards, Interoperability, Popcorn

These standards initiative thingies are like buses. You wait for ages and then two of them come along together. Following the er, demise of LISA (the LOCALIZATION Industry Standards Association), we have just seen an announcement by the Translation Automation User Society (TAUS) calling for community guidance on a proposal for that body to become...

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Ireland's Centre for Next Generation Localisation Innovation Showcase

I attended the Centre for Next Generation Localisation’s Innovation Showcase event, hosted by Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. A very well organized and attended event, it was encouraging to see such a huge turnout of enthusiastic, engaged people from the localization and information industries mixing it up with their counterparts in academia and thought leaders in...

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Localization Conference Tweeting: Any Tips?

Yes, tweeting from conferences has really taken off. The volume and quality of tweeted information and comment coming from the recent European Language Industry Association Networking Days in Dublin and Localization World in Seattle events was astounding. Perhaps, it is time we saw some short guidelines produced to maximize the impact of sharing information this...

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Mobile Apps Localization, Irish Style, Apple Style

You don't need professional linguists to bring your mobile app to the international market. You need a service to help you reach interested translators. Let the user decide.

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