Tag: language

The Need for Multilingual Science-Focused Content

It’s no secret that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of science literacy and the problems surrounding limited language access...

When Doctors Double as Medical Interpreters

An anthropological study published earlier this year in Sage Journals suggests that hospitals in the United States may be asking a bit extra of...

What makes a language foreign?

Minari, a film by Korean-American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, won the award for best foreign language film at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday,...

It’s All Greek to Us!

It may have passed unremarked by many, but February 9th was International Greek Language Day, a day to celebrate the language that has contributed...

Swiss Supreme Court — Now in English?

The Swiss Supreme Court may soon accept English as one of the languages it will draft in arbitrations, as part of the Swiss Parliament’s...

Vive La French Tech! Chatbots, French Style

Conversational UI, that natural interaction between human and technology, is a hot topic worldwide, and the localization requirements for creating a great contextual natural user experience are fascinating and challenging, none more so than in the case of chatbots.

Catch the Pidgin at the BBC: Digital Flight of Fancy?

So what is pidgin, exactly? The BBC describe it as "a mix of English and local languages enabling people who do not share a common language to communicate".

Language at the ❤ of Conversational Interfaces

A Chat About Language and UI Chatbots and conversational interfaces are all the rage right with startups, VCs, innovators and users alike. Messenger apps have surpassed...

Blame Florida. Again: Is Coding Just Another Language?

An interesting debate: Is coding just another language? Some people in Florida seems to think so, and the Senate there is set to act. For me,...

Language and Your Internet Experience. YMMV

Yup, when it comes to your online experience, your mileage may vary (YMMV) for sure, depending on the language you speak. Check out this great...

Working Out Context in the Enterprise: Localize That!

I just came across an interesting terminology issue for enterprise applications' user experience and localization, generally. What should we call the people in an...

Programming and Programmer Languages: Beyond "Hello World"?

Interesting discussion (of old) on the StackExchange blog podcast about coding in other natural languages. Other than English, that is. So,should programming languages should be localized...