sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sailing in 78 languages – Sail-World.com spreads the news world-wide
Sailing in 78 languages – Sail-World.com spreads the news world-wide

Anna Parker

Whether it’s the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, the Volvo Ocean Race, the America’s Cup, Olympic class or Optimist regattas, sailing news can now be read in 78 languages and with the benefit of modern technology the quality of the translations is improving rapidly.

The World leader in these use of this technology is Sail-World, the largest sailing news network in the world, which by the end of 2014 will have grown to more than 20 sites world-wide.

Over the last 16 years it has published over 120,000 stories, every one of those is still in the Sail-World indexed and searchable archives and each month it now publishes around 2000 articles across its titles world-wide.

For decades computerised translations have been getting better and better, but they stumble over technical terms, particularly those which have more general meanings and this can turn a marine news report into gibberish. Some classical marine examples are travellers, sheets, cars, booms.

     

Sail-World’s solution is a carefully translated cross indexed technical glossary of words and phrases and so far these have been painstakingly produced in Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

Currently being translated and then verified are Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Indonesian, Hungarian, Malaysian, and Russian.

These 23 languages will allow over 95% of the world’s marine community to read sailing news in their first language and over time the glossary of words and phrases, currently standing at 1300 will expand, ever improving the quality of the translations.

If your initial sailing career was in one of these languages but now you have been sailing for a long time with English and you feel you can, with some authority, verify or correct our current data sets, and you would like to help us spread the word, please write to us outlining your qualifications so that we can ensure we have the most accurate possible glossaries.

And the languages for which we have yet found an appropriate sailor expert, with the time to work on this project, so we are looking for all the help we can get.

Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, , Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Filipino, Galician, Georgian, Gujarati, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Icelandic, , Irish, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian ,Macedonian, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, , Persian, , Punjabi, Romanian, , Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu.

If you feel you are able to help us please contact Jedda Murphy, TetraMedia’s Group Manager, who initiated this project two years ago and who continues to lead it on jedda.murphy@tetra-media.com


by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117823

7:19 PM Mon 23 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





















2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco














































2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT