Top Tips For Video Game Localization in Chinese

China has quickly surpassed the US as the world’s largest gaming market, making the need for effective localization (otherwise referred to as I18n) ever more essential. Indeed, localization, which is…

Japanese to English Transliteration – How It’s Done

In the translation process, there are some words that simply don’t have an equivalent from the source language to the target language and this is where transliteration comes in. Transliteration…

Top 3 Reasons for Vietnamese Website Localization

Foreign companies seeking to penetrate the Vietnamese market should seriously consider performing Vietnamese website localization. Website localization refers to the process of not only translating a website from English or…

Subtitling vs. Closed Captioning, what suits Korean Media?

Subtitling or closed captioning – most video content nowadays has either one of these, but what is the difference and which one is better? Originally, closed captions (CC) were used…

Dubbing & Voice-over Recording in Japan

Have you heard of a seiyuu? It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that most of us have watched a creative video piece or listened to the radio where a…

Top 3 Reasons for Choosing Human Translation for Korean

The Korean language is complex and the cultural aspect that ties in with it makes machine translation less desirable than human translation. While there’s certainly room and space for machine…

How Linguistic Transcription is Performed in Vietnamese

Linguistic transcription is the act of converting audio or video speech into text. However, it is a lot more than just listening and typing it down. The recording needs to…

The Best Online Chinese Translators

The first question you might ask yourself is why not just use Google, isn’t that one of the best online translators? While Google Translate is very good and improving constantly…

Why it is difficult to translate English to Korean?

While every language has its own set of peculiarities and rules, there’s something special to be said about translating English to Korean. Apart from the fact that the languages are…

Translating Politeness from English to Hindi

Despite the multitude of linguistic differences between all the languages of the world, they all have one thing in common and that is that they contain levels of politeness, making…

Loading Chinese Fonts on Your Multilingual Website

Loading Chinese fonts can be an overwhelming task, however, using your client’s native language is detrimental to being successful in foreign markets. We’ve discussed the topic already and you can…

In-House Linguists: The Crown Jewels of Every LSP

During the last year or two, I’ve been reading a lot about the companies in our industry, and when I say that it is not only out of curiosity but…

What is Copyediting and What Does a Copy Editor do?

Nothing screams out to a reader and frustrates them more than typos, inconsistencies, and grammatical issues and this is where a copy editor comes in. In the business, academic, government,…

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…

Problems With Text-to-Speech Conversion for Asian Languages

Text-to-speech conversion systems are used to convert text into speech that comes as close as possible to the speech of a native speaker of the language reading that text. Prime…

Translate English to Chinese Accurately – Advancements of MT

Using machine translation to translate English to Chinese accurately sounds amazing, right? If this technology is freely applied, it will impact a wide array of industries including e-commerce, automotive, gaming,…

How Localization Services Work

Often used interchangeably with translation, localization services are actually much different. They help shape a variety of different types of content to fit within the cultural, linguistic, and legal nuances…

What is Language Interpretation and The Different Types of Interpretation

Language interpretation has been a part of our lives for centuries. Whether for trade, business, government agendas, medical reasons, and many others, language interpretation is a natural part of how…

Difficulties With Developing NLP for Vietnamese

The Vietnamese language is spoken by around 75 million people across the world and it is the official language of Vietnam. The language itself has undergone several centuries of development…

Can you translate acronyms from Asian languages?

An acronym is briefly defined as a shortened version of the various words that make up a meaningful phrase, with every first word of the phrase being abbreviated and then…