Entries by Star Translation

A million words of English!

The Global Language Monitor recently reported that the English language will soon have its 1 millionth word. We currently stand at 999,544 words in the language just 456 words short of the magic number (A million words of English). To watch the countdown visit: http://www.languagemonitor.com/ It is an interesting fact that you only need about […]

Immigrants Join Political Jousting, Upcoming Elections

Political Jousting in General Election 2009 With the June Elections drawing nearer, political parties are showing more interest than ever in harnessing immigrants’ potential, as both candidates and voters. The Four main parties: Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and the Greens have selected candidates to stand. Together they have selected some 16 immigrants to stand. The battle […]

International Radio-telephony Spelling Alphabet

The international radio-telephony spelling alphabet developed by the ICAO The International Radio-telephony Spelling Alphabet, listed Below is a useful list of letter-related words for communicating a complex code, name or string over the phone. The standard is officially used internationally by radio operators and communicators. Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet […]

Transit and TermStar XV Service Pack 24 Released

Service Pack 24 Released, Transit XV and TermStar XV We would like to announce that Service Pack 24 is now available for download on our ftp-server and on our Website. Detailed information on new features and improvements implemented with this Service Pack can be found in the readmetr.htm and readmets.htm Apart from bug fixes Service […]

Browsershots, Check how you look in 85 different ways

Browsershots Web Design Checker Browsershots is a new, free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl. It takes screenshots of your website in different browsers, so you can see exactly how your customers see your new website. It’s also called cross-browser compatibility — perfect for checking your latest designs across all popular browsers. Visit Browsershots […]

Lost in translation: Welsh sign translation error

Welsh sign translation error, Swansea council In November, Swansea council made the ultimate translation faux pas with a Welsh sign. The original sign read, “No Entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only“. The sign was to be erected close to a supermarket near a residential area. The text was sent for translation but unfortunately, […]

Next Level of Translation Memory, Transit NXT

Welcome to Transit NXT It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the release of Transit NXT — the next generation of STAR’s translation memory app. STAR is a leading supplier of language technology with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Sustainable ideas, enthusiastic users and the continuous development of […]

Localization Certification Program: USA and Germany

Enrollment is now open, Localization Certification Program The fourth annual Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification will be offered in San Francisco and Cologne in 2009. The program was developed to answer a need for trained localization professionals. It has evolved to include project management certification, recognizing that organizational structure and discipline are […]

VAT Increase from 21% to 21.5%

VAT increase, December 2008 Effective from 1st of December 2008, the standard rate of VAT will be increased from 21pc to 21.5pc. For example, this rate applies to supplies of motor vehicles, petrol, electrical supplies, furniture, carpets, adult footwear and clothing. All translation invoices after this date will have the new VAT rate of 21pc […]