“Yeah, we quickly localized the website.” This may sound efficient, but remember the proverb – “more haste, less speed”. We’ve rounded up the most common pitfalls to avoid when adapting an app, website or piece of software for a new language.
From singular “they” to the title “Mx”, gender neutrality is slowly becoming standard for English speakers. But we’re translators, so we wanted to know how other languages tackle the gender conundrum. Read on to discover what “x”s, “@”s and “*”s have to do with gender – and how Obama sidesteps the question entirely.