Decoding Khmer: Addressing the Technical Challenges in Localizing for Cambodia

Cambodia’s Rise and Growing Importance Cambodia has done a pretty long walking on its path to progress and prosperity – the path every citizen in every country wants to tread…

Reflecting on GALA 2024: A Look at the Language Industry’s Current Pulse

The recent GALA Conference in Valencia, Spain, brought together language industry leaders and professionals for a vibrant exchange of ideas and exploring the state of the language industry. This landmark…

Customizing AI Japanese Translations: The Next Big Trend?

Translation has changed a lot in recent years by the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The AI revolution can be observed in almost every language translation, but it’s also very…

Translating Anime Theme Songs: Maintaining Rhyme and Rhythm

Anime theme songs hold a special place in the hearts of fans across the world, evoking emotions and even memories from people’s favorite series. Those catchy melodies and powerful lyrics,…

Mastering the East: Strategies for App Store Optimization and Localization in Asia

The app market in Asia is a lucrative challenge for anyone who wants to expand their business and attract users from that region. Asia boasts some of the world’s largest…

Optimizing Workflow in Localization Projects: Strategies for Seamless Integration of Asian Languages

Localization is the process of adapting content to suit the cultural, linguistic, and technical requirements of a specific region. It plays a pivotal role in bridging intercultural communication gaps and…

Unlocking the Power of LAM and LLM: A Journey Through Asian Perspectives

ChatGPT was released to the world in November 2022. In a time frame of just over one year, we have seen incredible advances in artificial intelligence (AI), with multiple AI…

Zawgyi vs. Unicode: The Burmese Font Dilemma

Myanmar has had a tumultuous past. From colonialism to independence, to a coup and the closing of borders and now the reopening of international diplomatic ties. This history has certainly…

From Text to Screen and Beyond: Transforming Asian Media Across Formats for Global Audiences

Asian media globalization is a fact. There are countless examples of Asian films, series, books, music, and more that are taking the world by storm. But it’s not always easy…

Player Feedback from Asian Communities: Impact on Video Game Localization

The video game ecosystem is highly complex and involves numerous stakeholders, including developers, localization specialists, marketers, and more. However, one of the most important stakeholders in video games is the…

The Role of Language in Asian Martial Arts

Martial arts has a deep and complex history with sumo wrestling’s roots dating back all the way to 23 AD in Japan. Since then, numerous forms of martial arts have…

Language and Localization in Packaging and Labeling for Export: Asian Market

As a business owner, you know full well how important the presentation of your products is to local markets. Beautiful packaging adds to your customers’ unboxing experience and can help…

Emotional Design in Asia Localization: China Case Study

Emotions are at the core of each human being. However, the way in which we feel, experience, and express our emotions differs across cultures and languages. This is where user…

Understanding the Accents of the Korean Language: A Complete Guide

For linguists and language enthusiasts, the Korean language is a linguistic treasure trove because of its distinctive script and rich history. Knowing the accents of the Korean language is an…

Tackling Idiomatic Expressions in Malay: A Translator’s Guide

The Malay language is made more flowery and beautiful through the use of idioms. However, Malay idioms are often difficult to translate due to sound, lexis, grammar, and style. In…

Linguistic Richness and Idioms of Lunar New Year: Vietnam Edition

If you find yourself in Vietnam for the first time around February 10th this year, you’ll be absolutely astounded by the festivities taking place. This is when the country begins…

Triumphs and Initiatives in Preserving Indigenous Languages Across Asia

Preserving Asian indigenous languages is a critical aspect of bolstering sustainability efforts. In fact, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The reason…

Asian Language Translation 101: A Starter Handbook for Project Managers

Embarking on translation projects involving Asian languages can be a complex endeavor. This handbook is designed to guide project managers through this process, providing practical tips and real-world examples to…

Bhashini – Bringing Different Indian Languages Together

India is a linguistically rich country, with 22 official languages and hundreds more that are unofficial. While around 50% of the population speaks Hindi and 10% speaks English, there is…

Japan’s Media Renaissance

Japan’s entertainment industry reached its heyday in the second half of the 20th century, followed by a slump as Korean media took over the continent and the world. However, Japan…