ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Should I select Traditional or Simplified Chinese for my translation?

  When it comes to Chinese, there is a distinction between the spoken and written forms of the language. There are dozens of dialects in China, but the most widely spoken ones are Mandarin and Cantone...

Consolidate Translation to Better Control Law Department Costs

According to Altman Weil's 2015 Chief Legal Officer Survey, law department leaders are taking an increasingly strategic approach to rein in costs. The 2015 survey found that 40% of law departments pla...

Languages of the Pacific Islands

  May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Many organizations celebrate this this month, including The Library of Congress, National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution. We’re joining th...

The Top 5 Asian and Pacific Island Languages in the US

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. To celebrate, let's take a look at the top 5 Asian and Pacific Island languages in the United States. Chinese   Chinese is the most widely spoken language...

Three Reasons Why Google Translate Might Not Be the Right Solution for You

  After recent updates, Google Translate now includes more than 100 languages, including Hawaiian and Kurdish. According to Google, this means the online translation tool, which is about to celebrate ...

Bringing A Google Classroom To Your Global Company

    Technology is providing greater access to education, collaboration opportunities and an incredible amount of information at our fingertips. Take a look at Google Docs, Google Drive and Gmail – the...

Understanding the Difference Between Tagalog and Ilocano

Filipinos speak several languages, two of the more common of which are Ilocano and Tagalog. There is often confusion regarding the differences between them, so it’s time to break down what sets them a...

The Secret World of Movie Translation

Ever watch one of those “behind the scenes” documentaries or DVD extras, or laugh hysterically at that blooper reel that went viral on YouTube? Movie production has a lot of really interesting secrets...

Is Soccer a Globalization Failure?

Soccer is the world’s most widely watched and played sport. International soccer events like the FIFA World Cup draw millions of viewers and game attendees alike, all rooting for their national team. ...

Missing The Joke: Why Humor Doesn't Translate

  In 2011, an Australian news anchor who was interviewing the Dalai Lama with the aid of an interpreter opened the exchange with a joke: “The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says, ‘Can you make...

The McDonalds Localization Strategy

  One of the main chapters of the McDonalds success story is about convenient and consistent food – fast. When you order a Big Mac with fries, wherever you are in the world the taste should be the sam...

Want to Work at Apple? Siri Localization Experts Needed

  “Your wish is my command,” as Siri says. If your wish is that Siri would speak more languages, then you’re in luck. A voice-recognizing virtual assistant integrated into various Apple products, Siri...