ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Inspiring and Notable Women Throughout Translation History

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 27, 2019
Like many other fields, translation has been dominated by men for much of its history.  Historically speaking, female translators didn't have the same opportunities and weren't taken as seriously as their male counterparts. That doesn’t mean they lacked the ...

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5 Intriguing Facts About International Mother Language Day 2019

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 19, 2019
Every year on February 21, UNESCO observes International Mother Language Day.  In celebration, here are five intriguing facts about International Mother Language Day, its history and how it’s celebrated. february 21 is also bengali language day - and that's ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


What Valentine's Day Traditions Mean Around the World

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 13, 2019
February 14th is Valentine’s Day. In the US and the UK, that means heart-shaped cards, stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. But what does Valentine’s Day mean to people in other countries? Some cultures have Valentine’s Day traditions that ...

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Understanding the Medical Device Regulation: What is a Notified Body and What Function Does it Serve?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 12, 2019
Almost two years after its initial publication, many medical device companies are still in the process of adapting to the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Although this regulation was released in May 2017, the transition process will last through 2020 ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation, Compliance, MDR


Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Pig!

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 4, 2019
For Western countries, the New Year has come and gone - but if you go by the Chinese zodiac calendar, a new year is just beginning. Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog and say hello to the Year of the Pig. To celebrate, here are 7 facts about the Chinese New ...

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The Biggest (American) Football Game of the Year, Is it Just for Americans?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 28, 2019
Football is distinctly an American sport, but does that mean the big game is just for Americans? Not quite. These days, it has spread around the world.  Here are six fun facts that show why the big game, sometimes referred to as the “Superb Owl,” has global ...

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The Benefits of Localized Multimedia Content

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 22, 2019
For content to appeal to a global audience, translating the text is only the first step. Multimedia content is key to appealing to today’s viewers, and localized multimedia content is key to making that appeal as specific to your customers as possible. The ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


France Enforces GDPR Violations; Fines Google Nearly $57 Million

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 22, 2019
Today’s announcement that France has fined Google nearly $57 million for GDPR violations. This makes it clear just how serious the European Union is about enforcing the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Tech companies that operate worldwide are under ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


The Internet's Language Barrier and How to Fix it

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 14, 2019
Siri, how do you say “hello” in Norwegian? I can’t translate into Norwegian yet. How about Punjabi? I can’t translate into Punjabi yet. Korean? I can’t translate into Korean yet. Siri’s lack of translation ability is indicative of a trend known as the digital ...

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What is HITRUST, and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 14, 2019
By Christopher Crowhurst, CTO Last week I became a statistic. One of the half billion – yes, that’s five followed by eight zeros – people who had their information compromised by the Marriot hotel database hack. It’s easy to think that you won't be a target ...

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Is Your Marketing Content Optimized for Voice Search?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 9, 2019
Consider that 41% of adults and 55% of teens are using voice search every day and voice searches make up 20% of all mobile searches on Google. These numbers are only going to increase as voice recognition technology improves and virtual assistants become even ...

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21 CFR Part 11: Helping Med Device Companies Abide by the FDA’s Electronic Records Regulation

Posted by Jake Schild on January 7, 2019
With the medical industry constantly expanding and sharing knowledge and products worldwide, having a physical file room to house all paperwork and records is no longer a viable option. Medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies usually ...

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