The Challenge: Devanagari Script & Hindi Fonts

Today we’ll dive into the beautiful world of Hindi. Written in the elaborate Devanagari script—it is truly pleasing to the eye. Just look at it: हिन्दी. The Devanagari script, also…

Simplified or Traditional: the best Chinese fonts to use

Most of us living in the West are used to the concept of 1 country=1 language=1 alphabet. But when it comes to Chinese things are a bit more complicated. Okay,…

About Korean Fonts

Desktop publishing is all around us. From the pamphlets and leaflets we receive when we walk into a shop, to brochures, magazines, and newspapers. With a wide range of proponents…

About Chinese Fonts

When it comes to Chinese language, we don’t need to quote numbers and statistics to convince someone that it’s one of the most widely used languages in the world. Everyone…

How can you choose Thai Font for your business?

Thai is known for being a complex and socially sensitive language, with its tones and layers of honorifications. When it comes to written language, many Thai-learners find it quite challenging…

Ever wondered which Japanese fonts you should use?

Japanese language is a fascinating topic, and inspired by our Japanese week we decided to keep things going and provide you with some practical information regarding it. One of the…

Localization Quirks From English to Japanese

Global borders continue to shrink and this is becoming ever more evident when it comes to English to Japanese translations. Many Western companies are heading to Japan to offer their…

NLP for Burmese and Machine Translation Difficulties

The necessity of machine translation (MT) and natural language processing (NLP) for Burmese grew several decades ago as Myanmar was voted and expected to be a rising star in terms…

Climate Change, Asia and Translations

When we mention Asia and climate change in the same sentence, people usually anticipate that the conversation will be about politics. But, to start on the right foot here, I’d…

Top 7 Challenges when translating English to Chinese

There are over 50,000 Chinese characters, 20,000 words in use, and if you know about 500 Chinese characters, you’ll know about 80% of the language. While this may seem encouraging…

5 E-commerce translation mistakes when stepping on Asian markets

It has never been easier to sell online than it is today. There are so many tools (and affordable ones, too) to help you start your e-commerce store. With e-commerce,…

Specifics about Asian languages and CAT tools that only translators know

It’s well-known that Asian languages cannot be easily classified. They come with complex alphabets, sometimes no spaces between words, in other cases there is simply no punctuation. While Latin-based languages…

Thai Movie Scene: Subtitling vs. Dubbing

Known for its majestic sights, rich cultural heritage, and divine food, Thailand takes a very special place in its corner of the earth. With a population of over 66 million…

Ninjas and Samurai

13 years ago I moved to Bulgaria from Newcastle Upon Tyne, and for those who don’t know Newcastle, give Geordie Shore a Google and you will see why I left.…

Kawaii: the Japanese art of being “cute”

If you are a fan of manga, anime or Japanese culture as a whole, then you know pretty well that kawaii is not just another Japanese loanword. Kawaii is an…

The Colors of Hmong – a centuries-old language

If you are a curious person, always searching for new, interesting facts and you happen to have a passion for languages and translation – then this article is for you!…

Translation mistakes uncovered: Chinese Part 1

In this century, translation has become a popular profession around the world, and one that plays a significant role in communication — which we can also consider to be an…

Mulan – a true Chinese legend hitting the box offices in March 2020

A Synopsis of Mulan Hua Mulan was a Chinese warrior woman who lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties (a period of time that took place between 420 and 589…

PARASITE – the translation work behind-the-scenes

With the Golden Globes stepping off the stage for this year, you have probably started coming across the name “Parasite” quite often. This is because of the 6-times-nominated and, consequently…

6 tips on translating a book with an Language Service Provider (LSP)

We often receive questions about translating large volumes, and to be honest, the best projects are the big ones. But managing a big translation project isn’t a simple process. That’s…