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UTF-8 vs UTF-16

Most, if not all, translators nowadays use some kind of CAT tool to help them with their work. Trados has been the standard for the

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Processing TMX with sed

This entry is a bit complex, but possibly some translators with a technical lean might find it useful. Some time ago I wrote about the

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Character encoding in HTML

For historical reasons, the English alphabet and many of its punctuation marks are encoded in electronic devices in a universal and unique way. This encoding

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More on ambiguity and logic

In a previous post we mentioned the ambiguity of or in day-to-day speech. There is another construction that also exhibits this kind of ambiguity, but

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Chess across languages

Surfing around, I came across this page, which presents the names given to the chess pieces in other languages: foreign names of chess pieces. It

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Evaluating SymEval

SymEval is a tool written in Python for measuring the effort invested in the Post-Editing (PE) process. It reports the edit distance between segments in

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The ambiguity of “or”

One of the most curious ambiguities that I know of is the two different meanings of the connective “or”. It’s got an “inclusive” and an

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