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Translation Blog

Easter, what it means to different people

Essentially Easter is a Christian religious holiday but it means much more to some people around the world. This blog, based on an article in the Huffington Post, shows how 5 countries in different parts of the world celebrate Easter. As Catholics and Protestants gather in churches across the globe to commemorate the resurrection of […]

Your translation project manager – a friendly person to guide you through putting your message across borders

I hate to break it to you, but translation is kind of a big deal. I know they say everyone speaks English so translation isn’t necessary, but their research, which is probably based a survey of waiters they’ve met on their holidays, is quite wide of the mark. Even if they did, the facts (courtesy […]

Crawley Borough Council wastes public money on Urdu for one tenant – scandalous!

The town of Crawley is relatively close to the WORDtrans offices so when this story surfaced recently we took an interest. The council has rightly been criticised for wasting public money on an unjust cause. Crawley Borough Council claimed Urdu was ‘more expensive to translate’ than other languages. This is simply not true but it […]

Top 10 Tips for Successful Website Translation – Part 2

In this week’s Blog we build upon the ideas shown last week in Part 1 to complete the tips you need to build a successful multi-lingual website. It won’t be easy, but get it right and the rewards can be very high. If you haven’t already read Part 1, you should do so first and […]

Top 10 Tips for Successful Website Translation – Part 1

In this 2-part series we will show you how to successfully create a multi-lingual website. Follow these tips and you will avoid the pitfalls in multi-lingual programming, content and graphics that await the unwary. In no time at all you will have a website that will take your business wherever you want it to go in […]