Web Resources for Multilingual Computing
Online resources for g11n, i18n, L10n, t9n and related fields, recommended by IMUG members
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GALA is an association of companies in the translation and localization sector, providing resources, education, ideas and research to enhance the power and performance of the translation and localization sector. GALA local networking events (in San Francisco and around the world), GALA webinars and other GALA conferences and events are popular with IMUG members.
IMUG member and Adobe i18n engineer Sorin Sbarnea writes this software internationalization blog, mostly from his home in Romania, mostly in English, and welcomes contributions from others in the field.
IMUG member and frequent speaker Tex Texin provides useful and often amusing information on cultural differences, internationalization (i18n), localization (L10n), globalization (g11n), translation and software engineering on his i18n Guy Website.
As a service to job-seekers in the internationalization and localization industries, i18nblog will be posting new job listings on a near-daily basis. Please note that these are not necessarily jobs within Lingoport, but jobs that our industry connections have made available.
The Localization Café is a social network, collaboration venue and information resource for localization professionals. The site offers a directory of event, information on tools, a live Twitter list feed and many other features. Launched and administered by Worldify, a Utah consulting and services company, the site came out of beta and launched in March 5, 2010. Please let us know if you find this site useful.
Langmates.com is a social network for translators and translation agencies, founded and administered by a translation firm in Ukraine. The stated purpose is to grow and support a community of freelance and in-house translators, translation project managers and other industry experts. Please let us know if you find it useful.
Multilingual Computing magazine, launched in 1987 by IMUG co-founder Seth Schneider, continues to be a must-read for professionals in our fields. Multilingual's website and e-newsletter offer the latest news, views, books and other resources.
IMUG members and speakers have been involved in the development of the Unicode Standard and the Unicode Locales (CLDR) from the beginning. The Unicode Consortium enables people around the world to use computers in any language through these specifications, which form the foundation for software internationalization in all major operating systems, search engines, applications, and the Web.
Many IMUG members are active contributors to Wikipedia. This article offers a quick overview of important aspects of internationalization and localization, including scope, difficulties, methods, product localization, software localization, game localization, books and more.
A comprehensive guide to using the Chinese language on the Mac OS, sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, incorporating input from several IMUG members over the years. The site's cofounder, Eric Rasmussen, also moderates the Chinese Mac discussion on Google Groups.
This user-friendly guide to Chinese language setup in Windows, Ubuntu and smartphones was created by IMUG member Joe Katz after years of helping friends through the ordeal. The site also offers free downloads including Pinyin tone mark macros for Word and Excel, a Chinese holidays Outlook calendar and Asia region wallpaper.
IMUG members are invited to submit information on websites that may be useful to the group. First priority will be given to non-profit sites with which IMUG members are associated as volunteers. Submissions from non-members or offers of "link exchanges" will NOT be considered. Send all submissions to Roger Sherman.
See also: Professional training and events recommended by IMUG members.
Join the multilingual computing community! Admission to most IMUG events is free for members. Membership is only $20, annual renewals are $15, and lifetime membership is $100.