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Leaving Comments on Localizable.strings

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Apr 2017

Leaving Comments on Localizable.strings

Have you got an iOS app which you want to translate? If you do, you’ll probably already know you’ll need to prepare the localizable strings for translation. You prepare strings for localization by using the NSlocalizedstrings macro in code. You might also know that it’s possible to leave notes or comments, as they’re called, alongside the strings. Developers usually ask 3 key questions about comments:...

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Applingua attends GDC2017

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Mar 2017

Applingua attends GDC2017

We’re very excited to be in San Francisco this week attending GDC 2017. After our very successful visit to last year’s event, we’re really happy to be able to meet some of our existing game developers and publishers as well as make some new contact. Of course, as it’s a gaming conference, it’s no secret that we’ll also be looking to play as many games...

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Applingua CEO helps bring Pitch@Palace to Cardiff

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Feb 2017

Applingua CEO helps bring [email protected] to Cardiff

Applingua’s CEO, Robert Lo Bue, has been busy this month volunteering for Cardiff Start C.I.C to help bring [email protected] onTour to Cardiff. The event, that took place today in Cardiff’s premier co-working space, Tramshed Tech, welcomed entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland, England and Wales to compete for a place in the [email protected] Bootcamp that will take place in April. Winners of the Boot Camp will go on...

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Introducing Universal Rates

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Dec 2016

Introducing Universal Rates

For a long time Applingua differentiated in price between languages. Those which had a Latin script were set at one price. These included European languages like Spanish, French and German, as well as other non-European languages written in Latin script, such as Turkish and Indonesian. And languages with a different script, like Arabic, Hindi and Chinese, were set a different price. It won’t come as a surprise...

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01

Dec 2016

Gus, My New Intern (Office Dog!)

It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally got a dog to keep me company on the cold winter days when I’m working from my home office. Gus, as he’s called, will keep me fit and healthy and I’m sure will remind me when enough’s enough. Owning a pet has been proven to relieve stress, promote a positive mood and improve physical wellbeing, so...

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Issues in Localizable Strings

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Nov 2016

Issues in Localizable Strings

Did you see the What’s New In International User Interfaces talk at the WWDC 2016? Some of the developments Apple demonstrated made it look like we’re on the cusp of solving most localization and internationalization problems. It’s fair to say that the announcements in the talk will have been welcomed by Arabic language users: right-to-left texts and images has always been a challenge in localization. Thankfully companies like Apple...

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The 6 Steps of Localization

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Nov 2016

The 6 Steps of Localization

Here at Applingua we often get asked what the localization process involves. Localization is generally very much the same from translation agency to translation agency, whether it’s an app, a game or a website being localized. However, there might be some small differences from company to company. For example, not all agencies offer testing within the translation fee – here at Applingua testing is an...

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Applingua Speaks at Newcastle University

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Nov 2016

Applingua Speaks at Newcastle University

At Applingua we’re big believers in the role education and training play in the localization industry. As part of our drive to raise standards, we’ve started offering guest lectures at universities to graduates on MA translation courses, specialist localization courses and computer sciences programmes, including games design. Last week we spoke at Newcastle University in the School of Modern Languages. Around 100 students attended the guest lecture. The students were...

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Oct 2016

The Top Most Translated App Languages

It’s been a long time since we shared what are our Top 5 requested languages are at Applingua and how they compare with the Top 5 languages taken from the Top 10 apps on the Apple App Store at the moment. In this post we will reveal what our most requested languages have been in 2016, compare those to what we find in the Top...

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Oct 2016

8 Top Internationalization Changes in iOS 10

What a busy month September was for developers! With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 7, 2nd series of Apple Watch, macOS Sierra and iOS 10, localization and internationalization updates from our clients have been coming thick and fast. Since iOS 10’s announcement at WWDC ’16, we’ve been tracking Apple’s internationalisation advancements in their latest operating system. During the conference in June, Apple showcased the steps it has taken for iOS to better...

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