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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Google Translate App

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Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but if this kind of technology is… (Read More)

Blogging in an imperfectly multilingual world

I was at WordCamp Switzerland 2014 last weekend; a WordPress conference aimed at both content creators and developers. One of the many interesting talks on the day was by Stephanie Booth on the subject of blogging in a multilingual world. The premise of many (even most) websites is that there should be a clear separation of content:… (Read More)

Serving a multilingual website audience

The latest article at A List Apart is a must-read for anyone serious about developing and running a website which should attract visitors who speak languages other than English.