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May 4, 2017 Localization Stuff

Our mission in the localization industry is to help people from different cultures communicate. We're supposed to add clarity, but for that we sure have come up with our own share of, erhm, fuzzy jargon and nerdview.

Are you a localization nerd? Do you know the ins and outs of industryspeak; are you comfortable with the technology? Take the quiz to find out!

If you get 10 out of 10 right, you'll receive a free lifetime subscription to Jealous Markup.

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What do SLVs and MLVs have in common?

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They both serve a single geographical market

They are both LSPs

They are all ISO 9001 certified

Sausage

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Big mama is to big papa as…

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Bonnie is to Clyde

Soft return is to hard return

Sentence is to word

DVX is to TWB

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Which one is not an IME?

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ATOK

T9

AZERTY

Sogou

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How many translators does it take to replace a light bulb?

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One

Two

Three

Depends on the context

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If I say Big5 and Shift-JIS, you add:

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UTF-8

GB2312

ISO-8859-1

ASCII

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KWIC stands for

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Keyword In Context

Knowledge Workers’ International Community

Knowledgeable Workaholic In Custody

“Quick,” deprecatingly, as in “Can you translate these 6000 words by tomorrow morning?”

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Which language was never written with right-to-left?

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Turkish

Yiddish

Farsi

Hindi

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“Better leverage” is translation industry jargon for…

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More debt

Fewer big customers, as opposed to many small customers

A larger vendor pool

More TM matches/higher match rates

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There are two Cs in CCJK because…

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Chinese and Cantonese

Chu Bong-Foo and Chiang Wei-kuo

Simplified and traditional

Carbon copy

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Which hashtag doesn’t belong here?

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#xl8n

#r12n

#i14n

#l10n

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