Introduction

This collection of topics covers a variety of information about translation issues and globalization. According to Internet World Stats the number of non-English speaking internet users is growing at an incredible rate. As of June 2009 only 29% of internet users were English speaking. Arabic, Chinese and Russian users have increased more than 10 fold since 2000 while English users have merely doubled. In order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace, it is becoming more important for businesses to translate their web sites, product documentation and product user interfaces into the languages of their potential customers in these rapidly expanding markets.

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