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Language codes

We can find more than 7,000 different languages that help each society to preserve their cultures and religions, inter alia.

This huge number of different languages and their respective dialects accounts for the countless language combinations one can come across in the localisation industry. With the ultimate objective of easing the recognition and the classification of the languages, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) that is responsible for creating standards for international normalisation, has created a normative using language codes instead of language names.

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Spain is a south-western European country of almost 47M citizens whose territorial organisation includes seventeen autonomous communities and two extra autonomous cities, including the peninsular territory, 2 archipelagos and 2 cities in the north of Africa. However, despite being a unified country, it does not only have one official language.

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Globalisation, Internationalisation and Localisation

How do they relate to the localisation industry?

Nowadays, more and more companies are concerned about the worldwide changes as they can be affected by macroeconomic aspects. According to PIIE (Peterson Institute for International Economics), the term “globalisation” is defined as “the growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, and populations, brought about by cross-border trade in goods and services, technology, and flows of investment, people, and information.”

However, lately this term has been linked to business concerns as for so many companies, it can imply the expansion of their present portfolio. In business, they refer to globalisation as the batch of processes that a firm operates to bring their businesses presence to the rest of the world. But, how can they do it?

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Pricing in the localisation industry

The first thought you come up with when you want to buy a good or a service is about the pricing: how much is it? For the translation and localisation industry it is the same. So, when a project is given to be translated, it really has a cost. However, what are the rules for pricing this service?

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The TEP process in the localisation industry

What does TEP stand for?

One of the most notorious effects of the globalisation process is the internationalisation of the companies across the world. Business relationships have spread over firms from different countries and, then, communication and understanding needs have disrupted as crucial ones.

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