ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

No Translator or Translation is Perfect

No translator's translation is perfect. As the story goes, St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, made a notable translation interpretation that depicted Moses with horns in medieval and Renaissance art. Jerome translated the Hebrew word for "shining" ...

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At What Age Is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?

Are you trying to raise multilingual children? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but now you’re afraid you’re too old? If so, you may be asking yourself “ At what age it’s easiest to be taught a new language?” While scientists have ...

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Everything ISO Covers That You Weren’t Aware Of

Since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been creating quality control standards to ensure the safety of products and services worldwide. With more than 22,000 quality standards in industries ranging from healthcare to food and ...

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Get to Know ULG, Personally: Evelyn Toro, Director of Operations

United Language Group is more than just a company for us, it’s a team and a community. The people who make up ULG, make it possible for us to transform language barriers into opportunities. Our people have a relentless drive to unearth and pursue ...

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The EU’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation Explained

Over the past few years, the EU has enacted a series of new regulations related to healthcare and medical devices. For example, the new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR 2017/746) addresses several weaknesses of previous directives and also has more ...

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Inspiring and Notable Women Throughout Translation History

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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What Valentine's Day Traditions Mean Around the World

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?

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 ...

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

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 Benefits of Localized Multimedia Content

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 ...

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The Internet's Language Barrier and How to Fix it

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?

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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