Juraj Močilac

Website Localization Examples: Drupal L10n

Juraj Močilac 3 months ago 1 comments
Drupal

Expanding your business to global markets implies that you already own a website that represents what you do in the best possible way. However, it will hardly get you any traffic if most of the online population can’t understand it. Having in mind that well prepared and optimized website is your first contact with your prospective clients, I’m guessing you’d want to make website localization your priority.

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Going Global Digitally: Localization of Tourist Ads in the Adriatic Region

Juraj Močilac 4 months ago 1 comments
Lokalizacija turističkih oglasa

Living in the new digital era might be overwhelming for some people or the business owners, but we can’t deny the fact that many activities are now happening in the virtual world, along with tourism and booking your next destination. Croatia is apparently trying not to drown in its own sea and the new market trends. So far so good, I would say, considering the statistics for 2017 which shows an increase of 13% in arrivals of foreign tourists, in comparison to the previous year.

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Localization and SEO: A Perfect Match

Juraj Močilac 5 months ago Comment
SEO Localization

Usually when I’m lurking around the World Wide Web – which is 24/7 – I get involved with content originally written in English. Which is why I make search queries in English, even though it’s not my mother tongue. It’s not so much due to a lack of content in my first language, but rather […]

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Science or Fiction: Machine Translation Explained

Juraj Močilac 6 months ago Comment
Science or Fiction: Machine Translation Explained | Blog | Ciklopea

Once when I was a kid, I was passing by a car wash which had the big written sign “Machine washing and polishing” with a friend who asked me, all amazed, “Wow, they have machines to wash the cars?!” And the guy who worked there heard him and replied, mildly disappointed “Do I look like a machine to you?” We did not expect that, but he, indeed, was still a human being. Same goes with machine translation (MT).

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Glocalization: Buzzword of a New World

Juraj Močilac 7 months ago Comment
Glocalization: Buzzword of a New World | Localization | Ciklopea

Just the other day I read an article on how we should be more open to the natural fluidity of language and its capacity for change, allowing the usage to define the rules and not vice versa. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise me that new complex words and neologisms are popping up at every corner. And like language, neither other products and services should be immune to change. I’m sure you’ve already heard of globalization and most definitely of localization, but the word glocalization opens up a whole new dimension.

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Culturalization or What Happens When Content Meets Context

Juraj Močilac 7 months ago 2 comments
Culturalization or What Happens When Content Meets Context

When my colleague first introduced me to the term culturalization, I thought it was yet another synonym for localization. I wanted to believe I wasn’t completely wrong, but the facts showed me I wasn’t right either. My spell checker, too, thinks I’m definitely wrong as I’m typing this. So, to educate myself, I did a little research on the enigmatic term and what I found really stuck with me.

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How to Make Your Software Localization Project Run Smoothly – A Quick Guide

Juraj Močilac 7 months ago Comment
How to Make Your Software Localization Project Run Smoothly

Many software developers are confronted with certain challenges in the software localization department that they might have trouble overcoming. Instead of trying to find an adequate solution to their problem, they just leave it as it is and hope for the best, which often results in a product that is full of bugs and glitches. It should not be forgotten that the process of localization is a complex one and requires a great deal of planning, patience and coordination, so we’ve made a list of things that should help you with L10n of your product.

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