Digital GlobalizationMultilingual Web
April 4, 2008

Live chat tool available in 16 languages

ChatStat have introduced an interesting product that gives you the ability to conduct live chat with both website visitors and any of the supported IM clients (AOL, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, and Skype) using a familiar instant messenger interface. Best…
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Multilingual Web
March 5, 2008

SpeakLike real-time translation chat

A similar product to ChatStat that I described before is SpeakLike. Launched just last month this is a real time, instant messaging, service using a mixture of automatic machine translation (MT) and human translators to edit the results. The service is…
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Digital GlobalizationMultilingual Content
February 4, 2011

15 years of multilingual web marketing

As the new year began last month I realised that I have now been involved with multilingual web services, translation and marketing for around 15 years – and that is an extremely long time in “Internet” years! If you are…
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Digital GlobalizationMultilingual Content
May 15, 2008

FAQ about multilingual websites

Q: What are the best languages to localise my websites and products into? A: If you are just starting out with localising your products and websites I recommend starting with either all or an individual selection of French, Italian, German and Spanish (this…
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Digital Globalization
August 10, 2019

Best practice for presenting website language selection

I first began working with multilingual websites in 1996. In those extremely early days of the web, the technical difficulties involved in translating web content were formidable, even for European languages. Many of the difficulties in displaying translated text were,…
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Multilingual Web
August 13, 2010

Most important search engines internationally

If you already have, or are just starting, a multilingual web marketing programme and need to know which search engines are the most important for your localised content, I have created a visual map based on data and rankings from…
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