The Mid-Autumn Festival has arrived in China. Like the Qixi Festival, it’s yet another celebration of bitter-sweet love. Why do Chinese people like to celebrate unhappy lovers? We can’t say for sure. All we know is that, whenever the Mid-Autumn Festival comes around, you get to eat moon cakes, drink, and star-gaze — and that’s good enough for us.
It’s finally Friday! So we thought we’d post something fun. In today’s entry, we discuss the Chinese phrase “ 马后炮” (mă hòu pào), which is the equivalent of well, maybe you should read the entry to find out….
In this guest blog entry, Jasmine Liu discusses a handful of helpful tips on how to better localize iPhone apps. If you’re looking to expand your revenue abroad, then you should definitely stop by and take a look!
A good quote to start your week with — John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach at UCLA, talks about doing things right the first time around. Happy Monday!
The fourth issue of “Your Own Terms,” the biweekly comic about Sir Terminus: Crusader of Logic, Manly Valor, and Multilingual Terminology Management. In this week’s issue, Terminus helps a coworker standardize their glossary with a –let’s just say– “unusual” method of file conversion.
In his debut post on “T for Translation,” guest blogger Robert Derbyshire discusses the trials and tribulations of a native English speaker learning Chinese in China. Then he gets all philosophical and talks about the Platonic implications of engaging in battles of language dominance. Stop by and check it out!
After having discussed the what’s and how’s behind streamlining the translation review process, in part three of Translation Review Week we delve into the who’s. Namely, we discuss the characteristics that you should look for when recruiting reviewers, whether you employ an in-house or third-party method of translation review.
It’s Translation Review Week here at CSOFT, so every day on T for Translation we’re going to individually address a selection of review-related pitfalls, offering up helpful suggestions on the way. Today’s entry is about clarifying the purpose behind each of your document types and, from there, developing specific translation review practices around those types. Communicating these requirements with your LSP is also not a bad idea….
The third issue of “Your Own Terms,” the biweekly comic about Sir Terminus: Crusader of Logic, Manly Valor, and Multilingual Terminology Management. In this week’s issue, Tammy the Terminologist goes all “Temple-of-Doom” on her translation and review staff…. Yeah, it makes more sense if you actually check out the comic.