MultiLingual Insights

Insights covers language through multilinguality and translation, localization and global markets, individual skills and emerging technologies, enablers and barriers, knowledge and speculation.

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
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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
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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
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March 28, 2019
If you should find yourself responsible for localization in a startup company, there are four things that you are likely to encounter...
Kevin Donovan
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March 10, 2019
We took a look at a variety of tourism websites to try to get a good feel for the market. We could not consider every tourism website out there, so these are the results for the sample we selected. The results ...
Yaron Kaufman
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February 13, 2019
Remember to think “diversity” and include gender and roles in your UX research. That includes gender-based and language-based roles in your user research screener. And, bear in mind, “roles” are not al...
Ultan Ó Broin
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February 6, 2019
Language is one of the key challenges of sending emails to your international recipients. Email localization is a genius way in which global companies can reach all their email recipients without a barrier. Loc...
Rilind Elezaj
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January 25, 2019
The United Nations has declared 2019 to be the Year of Indigenous Languages. More than 90% of the indigenous languages of both the United States and Australia are extinct or endangered.
Tim Brookes
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January 15, 2019
The United States has no official language. While English certainly serves as the de facto language, Spanish continues to grow as a primary and secondary tongue among the nation’s inhabitants. MultiLingual's ...
Dan Berges
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January 9, 2019
What does 2019 hold for us? Well, if we pay attention to the predictions of 16th-century seer Nostradamus, we should brace ourselves for flooding, wars and a strike by a meteor. Assuming we survive all of that,...
Tony O’Dowd
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January 1, 2019
"Merry Christmas" is a phrase that people all over the world can recognize, even if they do not speak English. People have their own versions in their own languages and dialects. Here are 100 versions for you t...
Sean Patrick Hopwood
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December 24, 2018
Marketers are often plagued with a dilemma when reaching out to a new market: to standardize or to localize? There are disadvantages and advantages on both sides, but when reaching out to a new market, it’s a...
Joevren Curmi
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December 18, 2018