iPhone International Features and Apps: IMUG

According to Larry Ellison’s expectations (never wrong), mobile devices will be the next major computing platform. So, As I am in the Bay Area,...

Beyond mobile keyboards

Handwriting or scribbling was the only way to make a personal textual record before the typewriter started imitating standardized print records in the late...

Writing and reading content c. 2050

Most authoring done on personal computers today is just automated paper document creation or automated letters for an automated post office. Worse, the advent...

More Global Accessibility: WebbIE 3.6.10 Available – Language Versions Too

We’ve had a couple of articles written in Multilingual on the subject of internationalization and global accessibility requirements: The first by myself on the...

Patent searcher

Further to my post on IBM releasing numerous language and speech tech patents to the open source (OS) domain, it’s worth mentioning that The...

Derestricting web corpus building

Language scientists and developers need corpora, but licensing them (no, not the linguists) can be costly. Either they are too expensive, or there are...

Amo, But Not A Mass,…

I’m a regular reader of DCU (an establishment that localization folks should know well) President Ferdinand Von Prondzynski’s blog “A University Blog: The diary...

Belgium 1 and 2

According to a news report from Brussels, Belgium’s new Foreign Minister, Karel de Gucht, suggested on Monday this week that Flanders (Flemish speakers) and...

Belated Saint Patrick's Day Greetings

I was in Silicon Valley for Saint Patrick’s Day, but I was so swamped with work that I didn’t even make it to the...

Historical language dictionaries – you don't want to rush these things

Another fascinating Irish language (Gaeilge) story from the Irish Times: 34 years compiling an Irish dictionary - and not yet at ‘B.’ Apparently: "Work on the...

Globalization: The Race to the Bottom

There’s a good debate on the views of western workers and globalization on the Financial Times Economists forum here that’s worth following. If we’re going...

What a Difference a Year Makes: Remember the LinkedIn Firestorm?

Yes folks, it’s one year since the (in)famous LinkedIn Firestorm broke out (see Matthew Bennett’s blog LinkedIn infuriates professional translators: 10 big questions from...

You make me feel like a natural language

The expression natural language seems to be going mainstream. It is shifting from a more technical application (natural L versus programming L) in the...

Another Blog of Interest: T&I Business

Check out Adam Wooten of Elanex’s T&I (Translation and Interpretation) Business blog. Adam tells us it’s a blog “for the Business & Technology of Translation,...

What I'd Like to See at the Next Localization Conference

OK, I’ll write a proper Blogos entry shortly. Honestly. But for now, I’d like to put down these ideas because I just know that...

Of rats and English-speaking men?

This is an airy story. The New Scientist recently reported the following: An array of rat brain cells has successfully flown a virtual F-22 fighter...

Ireland's Localization Business Hasn't Changed At All

I got a good laugh when I heard that a picture of myself downloaded from the Facebook Microsoft WPGI Alumni group was used as...

New Insights Unveiled in Language Study: Guessing the Meaning of Foreign...

When you're learning a new language, it can be tricky to get the hang of new vocabulary words — reading can feel like a...

Unicode Welcomes New Board Members

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to welcome Salvatore “Salvo” Giammarresi of Airbnb and Kulpreet Chilana of Apple to its Board of Directors.

Wilder School District, Selected as National ‘Lighthouse’ School System to Help...

Wilder, ID –  Wilder School District (WSD) is one of only six school districts across the country recognized as a 2023 Spring “Lighthouse System” by AASA,...