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Identification of foreign languages in translation

Identification of foreign languages in translation

When you work with languages all the time, it gets easier to identify languages instantly and notice mistakes without even knowing the meaning. For instance, you don’t need to know anything about the Chinese written language to quickly see whether or not your content...
How John Deere got me thinking about Translation Productivity

How John Deere got me thinking about Translation Productivity

In a John Deere commercial we see how a customer receives an eye opening statement from the salesman: “It’s not how fast you mow, it’s how well you mow fast”. What follows is a hilarious repeat of the same statement in various unrelated...
Translating in Word: Formatting a Bilingual Word Document

Translating in Word: Formatting a Bilingual Word Document

The situation is this: You have a document set up with styles, chapter numbers and a table of contents and you want to translate the document and present it in a side-by-side bilingual format. The best way to set up a bilingual Word document is to use a table. A two...
Translation Software Compatibility

Translation Software Compatibility

In the interest of selecting the most qualified translator, we sometimes work with preferred vendors who do not work in the same technology that we typically work with. In our translation workflow, we use SDL Studio as our preferred translation technology and this has...
Translating in Word: Creating a Table of Contents

Translating in Word: Creating a Table of Contents

Before translating a document that contains a lot of chapters, it’s always a good practice to make sure your Table of Contents (TOC) is set up correctly. Table of Contents that are manually created need to be manually updated in translation as well. This can be...
Translating PDFs? Remember, a PDF is not a Source Document

Translating PDFs? Remember, a PDF is not a Source Document

Always keep in mind: A PDF is not a source document and Translating PDFs is not working in the source document. We get many requests sent to us where the document for translation is in a PDF format. However, translating PDFs is not a one-step preparation process. The...