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The lack of a sworn translator benefits a drug traficker

Attorney Linsay Schoukens invoked a violation of the right to defense, and the Court was forced to grant her request, the release of her client. Her client, a twenty year-old man, was accused of drug trafficking. As he deboarded a plane arriving from Dubai on January 20th, authorities confiscated 4 kilos of cocaine he was carrying.

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When celebrities become victims of online translation

For many, Google Translate is an online translator that translates a word, a group of words, or a phrase. It should be noted that the platform operates on a crowdsourcing model. Based on the number of times Internet users give the same translation for a word, Google Translate determines that the translation is reliable.

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Towards a standardized AZERTY keyboard for French?

The French Minister for Culture wants to standardize the "AZERTY" keyboard, like English-speaking countries have done with the "QWERTY" keyboard.

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Google Translate turns "Russia" into "Mordor"

Google has fixed a bug in its online tool after "Russia" is translated as "Mordor."

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Anthea Bell, the person who introduced Asterix and Obelix to English speakers

Successfully translating an Asterix and Obelix book, while keeping all its humor intact is already an achievement unto itself. But when you repeat that same feat 36 times, it's enough to lose your wits.

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No more translation in health centers!

Starting in 2016, the French Department of the Drome will no longer fund the use of translators to practice in its health centers. In this sense, Patrick Labaune made a statement in a press release.

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The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages or Republican values?

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages advocates the recognition of special rights for a population that shares a specific language.

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Translation, a way to become known across borders

For independent authors, getting visibility in foreign markets can represent a real career springboard.

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Reducing costs by "generalizing" translation

Translation jobs always have a cost, including when the government needs translations. But due to economic conditions that are forcing a little belt tightening, translation is one of the areas affected.

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Towards a constitutional amendment in favor of France's linguistic heritage

On July 31st, Christiane Taubira presented a draft constitutional amendment with an eye toward ratifying the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. This legislation was necessary, since Articles 1 and 2 of France's 1958 Constitution stipulate the indivisibility of the Republic and the uniqueness of the language, namely French.

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