TCLoc : a new Master’s in Technical Communication and Localization at the University of Strasbourg
The TCLoc Master is a new technical communication and localization program designed to train translators that wish to further their knowledge or specialize in these growing fields.
“Hen”, new neutral personal pronoun in Sweden
“He?” “She?” Swedes no longer have to choose between these two pronouns. After several years of pressing their case, the feminist and transgender movement has finally triumphed.
A translation service for an imaginary language!
Since January 2015, the search engine and online translator Yandex is offering users the option to translate the language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien: Sindarin. This is a major first, as so far translation agencies and services tend to only translate… real languages.
Translation glasses? A new and innovative translation service!
Translation glasses only appeared on the market very recently. The translation of the dialogues of a live show, such as a play, are projected onto the lenses.
The Challenge of Interpreting at the Olympic Games
Over 200 nations speaking 30 languages will be taking part in the 2016 Olympic Games. To make communication easier, it was decided that English and French would be the official languages of these Olympic Games, which will be attended by hundreds of translators and interpreters.
Esperanto, the Only Artificial Language That Has Come to Life
The 100th World Esperanto Congress was held in Lille, from July 25 to August 1, 2015. Where and how was Esperanto born? What are the characteristics of Esperanto? Could this so-called “universal” language someday compete with English?