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Enhancing Global Customer Experience Through Localized Translation

by Charlie Fletcher The rise of the digital landscape has meant that more businesses have access to global marketplaces. This offers opportunities, but there’s also a lot of competition. To increase revenue and stand out from the crowd, companies must provide a significant level of customer service wherever they are in the world. One way …

Creating Multilingual Ebooks: Effective Localization Strategies

by Edson Da Silva Bezerra Meta Description: Learn how to go global with multilingual ebooks. Reach diverse audiences, overcome challenges, and create inclusive reading experiences. In today’s interconnected world, where communication spans across borders and cultures, the ability of ebooks to reach a global audience has become more important than ever before; for authors and …

Navigating the Nuances of Spanish in the USA for Effective Communication and Localization

According to census estimates, there are over 42 million Spanish speakers in the USA. That figure indicates that there are nearly as many Spanish speakers in the USA as in Argentina, Columbia and Spain. And that the USA has more Spanish speakers than Chile, Peru and Venezuela. This demographic reality underscores the importance of Spanish …

Exploring the Linguistic Diversity and Economic Dynamism of Taiwan

Taiwan, an island nation known for its vibrant culture and technological prowess, boasts a fascinating linguistic landscape that mirrors its diverse history and society. As of April 2023, the population of Taiwan is estimated to be around 23.35 million. The languages of Taiwan are a tapestry of indigenous languages, Chinese dialects, and foreign influences, each …

La lingua dell’amore. Interesting Facts about the Italian Language

Italian is the language of love, passion, music and culture. In addition to good food, art and fashion, the Italian language is one of the elements that characterize life in Italy and connects the country and its people. We’ll take you on a journey through the Italian language variants and tell you some interesting facts …

Facebook Woes Spell Trouble for the Translation Industry

In the largest one day valuation drop in the history of the stock market, shares of Facebook parent company META (stock symbol: FB) plunged yesterday over 26%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ stock index also suffered one of its most precipitous drops in years. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reported that earnings missed the forecast and revealed other …

Portuguese: are we going to Brazil or to Portugal?

Portuguese is spoken by about 250 Million people worldwide. It is possible for a Portuguese and a Brazilian to be able to converse with each other in an intelligible way. But this only happens with a certain effort on both sides. In general, the two understand each other because both Brazil and Portugal speak the same language. In …

Localizing for Europe’s Small Countries

When it comes to countries, bigger isn’t always better. Although Europe’s smallest countries are tiny enough to be overlooked, each of them has a fascinating history and many intriguing attractions to discover, from beautiful scenery to historic cities to excellent museums. Read on to learn more about Europe’s seven smallest countries, the languages spoken in …

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