ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

November: A Global Cultural Tradition of Giving Thanks

The month of November marks the beginning of the end of the calendar year. It is also in this month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is the first major national holida...

Implementing an Anti-Bribery System: A Brief Introduction to ISO 37001

  A strong company cannot function without guidelines in place to prevent corruption. In particular, businesses around the globe need to be wary of bribery within an organization. According to The Org...

Esperanto: A Language for World Peace

In the latter half of the 19th century, Ludovik Lazarus Zamenhof had an idea. The Jewish ophthalmologist believed there needed to be a commonality among all people in order to foster peace and accepta...

No Need for Humans? Taking Language Lessons From a Chatbot

Forget the days of pocket dictionaries and in-person classes. There’s a new way to learn a foreign language. Chatbots, a relatively recent form of artificial intelligence that can interact with humans...

How it Works: Simultaneous Interpretation of the Presidential Debates

  Millions of people have been tuning in to watch the 2016 US presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And Americans aren’t the only ones watching. People in places like Israel, ...

No Longer a Mystery: 2,000-Year-Old Bible Excerpt Deciphered

What was once thought of as only a charred, ancient remain found at the site of a synagogue has been restored and discovered to be an original text from the Bible. Last week it was revealed that an ex...

The Power of Language or; Why North Korea Banned Sarcasm

  News broke this past week that sarcastic language is now banned in North Korea. In a series of mass meetings held over the month of August, representatives of the government warned citizens that phr...

Interview with a localization account manager - Len White

  Join us in getting to know Len White of VIA's mid-market business localization team. Tell us about your background and what led you to becoming a localization account manager. Prior to VIA, I spent ...

Highlights and challenges of the Burmese language

Myanmar (also known as Burma) is located in Southeast Asia and is approximately the size of Texas. Burmese, the official language of Myanmar, is spoken by approximately 32 million as a first language ...

Starbucks Deserves A Gold Card For Localization

  Operating in 72 countries and territories with more than 20,000 locations, Starbucks has unprecedented global brand recognition. The white cup with the green logo and brown sleeve is on the forefron...

Ingeniux Content Management Systems Recognized as a Trendsetter in 2016

As the international language of business, science, and academia, English is the most studied language in the world. There are 1.5 billion English language learners and 527 million native English spea...

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...