Shin Is Inspiring International Readers with Her Works

29 April 2012

Translation news now focuses on Shin who has been travelling of late worldwide to promote her work, “Please look after MOM”. Her main aim is to use translations to help foreign readers understand the nuances of her work, since they form the bulk of inspiration for her at large, says a source. To quote Shin [...]

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Breaking language barriers in online chat

08 April 2012

GeoFluent is a customizable solution developed by Lionbridge Technologies that easily plugs into online chat systems like LivePerson, IBM’s Sametime etc. It supports chatting in several languages like Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese. The cloud based service will be found useful by customer sales, support and service personnel. According [...]

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Top Jewish mobile apps of 2011

07 March 2012

With the proliferation of mobile apps, they are being integrated into various devices other than smart phones like TV, computers, tablets and probably even automobiles soon. Included in these apps are apps specific to certain communities like Jewish apps for example. I-Torah is an app for iPhone and iPad that gives complete English translation of [...]

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Samsung mobile apps to beat exam blues

06 March 2012

Samsung has introduced several apps to help students preparing for exams using Bada OS and Android based smartphones. English to German dictionary app helps students in translation and make learning German fun. Simple typing of a word displays the required translation. There is another app for those interested in learning French viz. Basic French for [...]

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Indian professor gets highest Chinese literary award

27 February 2012

Prof Deepak of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi has been awarded ‘Special Book Award’ by the Chinese government for his contribution to Chinese studies, translation and literature. He has translated 88 classic Chinese poems written by various poets in the 11th to 14th century BC into Hindi. Prof. Deepak is the first Indian to [...]

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Vietnamese translator conferred Hungarian culture award

19 February 2012

Giap Van Chung, the 58 year old translator from Vietnam has been awarded the Pro Cultura Hungarica meaning ‘For Hungarian Culture’ award for this year. The prize instituted by the Hungarian government is presented annually to persons who contribute towards spreading Hungarian culture around the world. Giap Van Chung has translated over 10 books including [...]

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Babylon Translator available for Windows Phones

11 February 2012

Babylon Translator the popular translation software is now available for Windows smartphones. It provides comprehensive dictionary in over 75 languages and text translation in dozens of languages. The current version Babylon v 1.0.5 requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later and has a size of less than 1.0MB. The app uses online dictionary from Babylon servers [...]

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Businesses Need to Pay Google for machine Translation Services

06 February 2012

According to translations news we get to know that Google now would charge for its machine translations services. This would be for commercial and business domains who would want translations services for their websites, software development and other applications online. Google Translate manger Jeff Chin on a recent blog post announced that the paid version [...]

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Translation app to compete for Cambridge University award

28 January 2012

Cambridge University Entrepreneur’s £1000 challenge has attracted over 50 entries including a translation app called MALSI Translator for Apple iPhones. The prize is to be announced on February 22nd for which healthcare and clean technology dominate the entries. MALSI translator is a movement based translation app that recognizes expressions and translates them into 5 different [...]

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WikiLeaks puts Indian Chinese language interpreter in jeopardy

25 January 2012

The recent WikiLeaks release of several unedited diplomatic cables has exposed the dual role adopted by some Buddhist monks, a Nepali businessman and an unnamed Indian embassy official in Beijing among others. The latter acted as interpreter during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo during the East Asia summit in [...]

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