MultiLingual Insights

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Something we don’t talk a lot about when we talk about localization is keeping up with changing cultural ideology. Thanksgiving is a prime example. Held the fourth Thursday of November every year in the Unite...
Katie Botkin
November 27, 2019
eCommerce localization is a complicated process that entails much more than just finding the right word in a dictionary. It may demand a much broader understanding of the culture, along with a strong knowledge ...
Kristin Savage
November 6, 2019
Tourism is popular the world over, and Latvia is no exception. Once, at a resort in Whistler, British Columbia, I was surprised to meet a trainer with AirBaltic, the flag-carrying airline of Latvia. The trainer...
John Freivalds
October 24, 2019
International Translation Day has been celebrated on September 30 for decades, and coincides with the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, librarians and encyclopedists. He died on that day...
Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
September 30, 2019
In localization circles, we frequently talk about the need to include fonts in what gets internationalized. Fonts have their own subliminal expressions — in the United States, for example, Times New Roman is ...
Terena Bell
September 4, 2019
Remote employment is a growing trend in America, as well as across the globe. With the majority of workers expecting remote work arrangements in their careers, it makes sense for small businesses to adapt to at...
Tina Martin
August 27, 2019
It's been at least five years since I traveled to a place where I did not know the language but LocWorld40 takes me to the west coast of Portugal. I stare sheepishly at Portuguese food labels, the sheep-effect ...
Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
June 9, 2019
Is it better to compose in my native language and have my work translated, or to write in English and hire an academic editor? With many international academic journals publishing articles only in English, scho...
Avi Staiman and Tami Blumenfield
May 10, 2019
According to App Annie’s “The State of Mobile” report, in 2018 games accounted for 74% of consumer spend in app stores. Games are huge, which is why MultiLingual's latest issue, which just went live, focu...
Yulia Akhulkova
April 23, 2019
This is an interview with Clyde Mandelin (Mato on the web), author, blogger, video game localizer and more. Perhaps best known for his work on the fan translation of Mother 3, he also runs Legends of Localizati...
Quin Callahan
April 10, 2019
According to statistics from the UN, the countries of the G7 alone account for more than 46% of global gross domestic product and represent approximately 58% of global net wealth. Businesses looking for global ...
Louise Taylor
April 4, 2019
The entire island of Bali, Indonesia, grinds to a halt one day a year. It is Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, a Hindu holiday and the national day of silence and self-reflection.
Katie Botkin
March 28, 2019
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