Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour? With the news that the organisers of the second Meet Central Europe had selected Germany to be this year's spotlight country at its conference in Prague (10/11 October), the EUATC's German member, Qualitäts-Sprachendienste Deutschlands (QSD), set about promoting the event with a symbol drawing on some familiar iconic symbols of the country.
Among the world's fastest-growing economies and one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse countries in the world, India has understood the value of “inclusivity” for the growth of its digital economy. “An Open, Inclusive Internet is a Global Economic Driver” we have all heard this lore for quite some time now. With increased internet usage world over, major digital economies have also woken up to the need of a multi-faced and inclusive internet. Unless we make the internet accessible for people in their own native languages, people will not be able to uncover the full potential of the internet and the value it will add to their everyday life, writes Sarika Gulyani, Director & Head-ICT, Digital Economy at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry's (FICCI) Indian Language Internet Alliance Division
The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (IFAL) at Prague's Charles University and the EUATC's Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA) have signed a Letter of Intent concerning to cooperation on aspects of machine translation. It is planned that this initiative will start this month.
EUATC network member Hermes Traducciones, whose managing director is Juan José Arevalillo, has been supporting the eTransfer project. The scheme aims to modernise the translation programmes by improving skills of translation students being prepared for the language industry market principally through developing and providing ICT-based innovative teaching material and assessment tools to teachers.
International SEO (iSEO) has grown into an essential part of a linguist’s work. As more companies expand outside national borders, they need to optimize content in multiple languages, for all search engines. That’s because queries end up with almost 80 percent of people clicking on organic search results, not paid ads, writes Udo Leinhäuser, founder of i-seo.works.
Translation is a tough enough discipline at the best of times, but, when accents and dialects are factored in, it becomes a real test of a linguist’s skills. So anyone hoping to use free software to translate something where accents are involved should give up now, writes Recebba Twose, Marketing Assistant at EUATC Network member Language Insight.
It’s been a few weeks now since the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC) held T-Update, an annual conference for language service providers in Europe. Every year the conference is hosted by one of the national associations under the umbrella of EUATC. This year, we were in Tallinn, Estonia, where our speakers, sponsors and attendees — not to mention my colleagues on the EUATC board and our General Secretary Geoffrey Bowden — helped make the event the success that it was, writes EUATC President Heike Leinhauser.