localization

Localization & Semantic Overload

Localization Not Occupation community event, 7 Oct 2012, Source: Wikimedia Commons; (Also: http://www.localizationnotoccupation.org/) Semantic overload is the term to describe a word with multiple meanings. This could be due to various reasons, such as whether the usages share or differ in etymology, application, idiom, and context. A large number of different linguistic terms fall under semantic overload: homonym, [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:03-07:00September 12th, 2016|Localization Tips|

Have friends looking for a job?

Welcome back from Labor Day Weekend! We believe one of the best ways to celebrate is by helping you or your friends get a new job. If you or someone you know is looking for work, e2f is hiring! This is what we are currently looking for in the Silicon Valley / south Bay Area: Long [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:11-07:00September 7th, 2016|News|

Risks and (Lack of) Rewards for Crowdsourcing

Today we have two separate stories regarding crowdsourcing, and the risks and possible (lack of) rewards that come from relying on an all-volunteer army to solve your translation needs. Risk: Microsoft's Very Bad Day Not cool, Microsoft. This week, Microsoft had to apologize profusely when its Bing translation engine started wrongly translating the Arabic [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:26-07:00September 1st, 2016|News, Technology|

Greetings from e2f’s Berlin Office!

We just got a virtual postcard from Anja in Berlin: "It’s been an exciting first month for e2f Germany! After three weeks in our new Berlin offices, we received a visit from one of e2f France’s in-house translators. Arnaud came all the way from Toulouse with the mission to train Katharina, our first senior [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:34-07:00August 26th, 2016|News|

Nectaria Koinis featured in Slator’s Who Went Where

Slator's Marion Marking keeps her ear to the ground to hear the rumblings of change across the localization and translation industry. This week, she picked up on the news of e2f naming Nectaria Koinis as the Branch Director for our Montreal, Quebec office and all Canadian operations. In today's edition of Slator's occasional feature, [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:42-07:00August 24th, 2016|News|

e2f Appoints Nectaria Koinis Branch Director for Canada Operations

SAN JOSE, 15 Aug 2016 -- e2f, a leading global translation and localization company headquartered in San Jose, California, today announced the appointment of Nectaria Koinis as Branch Director for its Montreal, Quebec office to lead the company’s Canadian operations. Prior to joining e2f, Koinis held senior positions with Montreal branches of the localization [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:56:08-07:00August 15th, 2016|News|

e2f Opens New Berlin Office to Serve Europe

SAN JOSE (PRWEB) AUGUST 03, 2016 e2f, a leading global translation and localization company headquartered in San Jose, California, today announced the opening of a new office in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin office represents the seventh global location for the company, whose operations now spans five continents. The primary purpose for the new office [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:56:25-07:00August 3rd, 2016|News|

No, not “Whatever” — It Pays to Proof

Last week we posted about a poor Welsh translation made by the chain B&Q reported on the BBC. Some might argue the incident doesn't matter to them because Welsh isn't a really a broadly-used language internationally. Focusing on the language is ignoring the point. Our point is that a local business used Machine Translation (MT), [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:56:45-07:00July 19th, 2016|Localization Tips|

Taux de Foisonnement – Expansion Rate

"Expansion rate." Like the titular creature of the 1958 movie The Blob, it can be a horrific monster. Anyone who has had to design web or mobile UI/UX for various international audiences has run into it. So has anyone who has made different language versions of the same web banner ad or multi-page brochure or [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:57:12-07:00July 7th, 2016|Localization Tips|

Brexit and its Impacts to Localization

The vote last night for the Brexit has already had immediate and momentous global financial impact, with markets rocked around the globe from the New World to Asia. The pound plunged to its lowest levels in over 30 years. An estimated $2 trillion to $3 trillion in value was immediately erased [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:57:40-07:00June 24th, 2016|News|
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