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The Translator's Manifesto For Peace and Human Rights

Throughout history there have been two main forms of communication between peoples: translation and war. Interaction between these two forms is complex, but whereas war signals failure and the impossibility of dialogue, translation is an instrument which builds bridges between societies, cultures and religions. Far beyond the act of merely substituting the words of one language for those of another, translation is an essential tool for enhancing our understanding of others and transforming the achievements of our different cultures into the common heritage of all humanity.

from Robin Good

Localization News

Thursday, 26 February 2009

KSU plans to start courses in Asian and African languages
... English linguistics and translation. “Chinese as a language will be taught from the next academic year,” said Saad H. Al-Hashash, the dean of COLT. ...

China's internet godfather
At the age of 12, just as Chinese society started emerging from this period of turmoil, Mr Ma, bad at maths but good at English, decided to learn the ...

New Tool Improves Productivity, Quality When Translating Software
As an example of how the software tool can identify errors and oversights made by human programmers, Xie says, the researchers found 17 translation omission ...

Microsoft seeks to build more useful thesaurus
"We've taken the actual translation tables... and said: 'If a word in Chinese maps to two different English words, maybe those two words are synonyms, ...

Uncooked mutton skewers are ready for grilling at Feng Mao in ...
Because the trilingual menu is written in Chinese, Korean and English, its sparse descriptions are sometimes lost in translation. ...

Minister turns to Confucius to raise school standards
But why is it better than bringing back Greek and Roman Classics (in English translation) or 'proper' English literature, rather than the dumbed down sort? ...

Sure Languages Offer Advice for Businesses Considering ...
Sure Languages, a translation and interpreting company, highlight the importance of language and culture when engaging in international commerce. ...

Energized, funny 'Brothers' by Yu Hua satirizes Chinese life
In this English translation, the novel sags with clumsy, cliche-ridden prose; nobody bothered to hack away the useless adverbs littering the pages. ...


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