Entries by Star Translation

No further budget cuts for Irish Language Organizations

No Further Budget Cuts Confirmed Foras na Gaeilge confirmed last week that no further budget cuts to Irish Language organizations will happen this year. This is good news for organizations who now know their budgets for the year. Éamon Ó hArgáin of Foras na Gaeilge confirmed on Raidió na Gaeltachta that the budgets cuts where […]

TILP Launches 2009 Certification Program

Registration is now open for the latest Certification in Localization Professional program, otherwise known as TILP. About TILP For more information visit: TILP Online. Register online to The Institute of Localisation Professionals. *Website no longer operates* If you are a localization professional looking to extend your skills, then this is the program for you! The […]

John Deere selects STAR Group

STAR Group, a service provider for the entire life cycle of technical information, has been selected by John Deere, an agricultural equipment manufacturer and equipment finance company, as provider of translation services for the company’s product documentation worldwide. STAR Group, E-mail: info@star-group.net, Web: http://www.star-group.net

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, […]