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Which HR documents need to be translated: A quick reference

Do you have an international workforce and are wondering which HR documents need to be translated? Whether your company is opening stores outside of the US or you have US-based employees with limited English proficiency, translating your HR assets is often good...

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The Case for Professional Video Subtitle Translations

While for some the question of watching a show or movie with or without closed captions is simply a matter of preference, for others, closed captions and professional video subtitle translations allow them to watch it at all. And 2020 has been a big year for...

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Doing Translations Right for French Canada

French for Canada vs. French for France Did you know that, just like we’ve written about different variations of Spanish, translations for French Canada are not exactly the same as French translations for France? As we’ve posted about recently in reference to food...

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US Spanish Translations

Have you been tasked with having US Spanish translations done, and aren’t sure where to start? Many non-Spanish speakers wonder if the Spanish spoken in different parts of the world is different, and the matter of US Spanish translations adds further questions since...

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Why are Burmese Fonts so Problematic?

Burmese Fonts Burmese fonts can be confusing – not only is the script complex, but not all fonts are compatible with each other. Why is that? In this blog, we will discuss the history of the digital Burmese script and why its complicated path from paper to screen has...

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Machine Translation

Machine Translation: What is it? What is machine translation? Machine translation (MT) refers to automatic translation done by a computational engine, or program, which produces “complete” output in the target language based on source language input. It can be...

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Machine Translation and Confidentiality

Machine Translation and Confidentiality Machine translation and confidentiality: not a problem often discussed. Once text is typed into a translation engine, such as Babylon, Google Translate or Bing, who owns the translation? When working with a language service...

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Cross-Cultural Communication

When thinking about cross-cultural communication it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking in stereotypes. Research has shown that – although there are differences between cultures – they are not so straightforward. The three most salient dimensions for studying cross-cultural communication are: power distance, individualism/collectivism, and level of context.

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