In the later part of the last decade, as web users grew around the world, there has been a surge in the use of local languages on the web. Once native-English speakers dominated the internet world population but today their number … Continued
The Growth of Turkey
Turkey’s success is down to its economic focus on ‘service’ rather than agriculture.
New users of the Internet predominately come from non-English speaking regions increasing the requirement for multilingual content online. Internet giants like Yahoo have begun offering content in greater numbers of foreign languages to cater for this new phase of growth. … Continued
At a technical level, the Internet was not adept at supporting multiple languages initially, but the rapid growth of languages on the Internet has paved the way for a truly multilingual web. The increased use of languages online is being facilitated … Continued
Nicholas Ostler, a linguist and author who earned his stripes in the language world studying at Oxford’s Balliol College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has recently published his much-awaited book The last Lingua franca: English until the return … Continued
Governments are struggling to communicate the latest updates about Swine Flu to those who have little English proficiency. Communication across national boundaries requires adequate – and reliable – multilingual support across a wide array of media, and in nearly every country, across many languages.