The New Vassalage

A Very Short Recent History of Translation, Interpreting and Localization If the introduction of whispered translation is due to Charles de Gaulle and that of simultaneous interpretation is due to Telford Taylor and Richard Sonnenfeldt for the Nuremberg trials, the introduction of localization is due to Microsoft. In fact, in late 1980’s, Microsoft released a corporate manual for the development of international applications, The International Handbook for Software Design, in an attempt to improve internal efficiency and reduce the costs of developing the international versions of its products. Since then, with […]

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