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April 18, 2020 – A petition to extend the Italian government’s so-called “Italy Care” decree to translators has been signed by several international authors. Organized by the “Strade” union of translators in the publishing sector, the petition asks the Italian government to include workers like translators subject to the copyright regime in the decree. The


December 10, 2019 – Born in the now


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October 29th, 2019 – According to Unicode, the consortium that “regulates” emoji, the


October 23th, 2019 – The Guardian has published an interesting article telling its readers about its decision to make radical changes in the words and expressions it uses to report on the climate crisis. For the British daily, as for us, the climate emergency is one of the main issues – if not the greatest


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October 13th, 2019 – Different languages have inspired different types of literature,

Selection of national flags from 206 countries competing in London 2012 Olympics displayed above Regent Street shopping area

Learning the local language might seem an obvious goal for anyone moving abroad. But in an increasingly globalised world, whether this is an effective use of time is increasingly up for debate. Growing numbers of multinationals and start-ups are adopting English as their official company language, even if they’re not based in an English-speaking nation. And


Netflix’s increasing use of foreign languages is building a global community where English isn’t king. And it’s about time, as we need every tool we have to fight rising xenophobia.  Narcos may have kicked off this trend, but it goes way beyond just reading the subtitles. An audience of 104 million Netflix subscribersare devouring content in Spanish, German and Arabic. Nielsen released viewer

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Emoji are ruining the English language because young people rely on them to communicate, research by Google has found. Over a third of British adults believe that emoji are to blame for the deterioration of the English language, according to new research. YouTube, the video sharing website owned by Google, commissioned a study where 2,000 adults aged between 16 and 65

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Q. I know there are sites that convert words and phrases from other languages to English, but how do you translate an entire web page? A. You can find language-translation options from certain browsers, search engines or websites. For example, Google’s Chrome browser for computers, Android and iOS have translation tools built in and may even volunteer to automatically


February 16th, 2018 – Facebook spans more than 100 languages and now the platform is bringing new features across multiple languages faster, thanks to multilingual embeddings powered by newly developed artificial intelligence. For Facebook users, the update will mean both faster, more accurate translations along with greater accuracy flagging content against the platform’s rules. Neural language processing