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Professionals in the localization and translation industry share insights on key processes and opinions about important language trends via GALA's blog. Read a few posts and find ideas to grow your language business and increase your professional development. 

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LISA/OSCAR standards now available

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21 July 2011

When LISA ceased operations on February 28, its portfolio of standards was left in a certain degree of limbo for legal reasons. GALA is now happy to announce that the former LISA has released its portfolio of standards—Translation Memory eXchange (...

Assessing Language Proficiency Is First New Standard From ASTM Committee on Language Services

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15 July 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 15, 2011—A new ASTM International standard will provide useful, timely, reliable and reproducible tests of language proficiency for general communication purposes....

Participation in the GALA standards initiative: A win-win for clients and vendors

By: GALA Team, Information

30 June 2011

  • Are you tired of spending your thin budgets without any reliable data on effectiveness?
  • Do you want to save time and money on research?
  • Is the vast variety of technologies and tools available too much to keep track of?...

GALA PR Corner

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03 June 2011

Welcome to our first PR Corner blog. Previously provided to the GALA membership as a regular email digest, the GALA PR Corner has now moved to a blog format, offering the same information on association PR and marketing activities while reducing the...

The Unicode Localization Interoperability Technical Committee

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03 June 2011

The Unicode Consortium has announced the Unicode Localization Interoperability Technical Committee (ULI) a new technical committee to focus specifically on developing standard profiles for the use of certain core...

The GALA Standards Initiative: Where Are We?

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10 May 2011

[Update: Since there was some confusion about this point, anyone is free to request a copy of the plan from [email protected]. Because the plan is subject to (potentially major...

Some Questions on ETSI and Localization Standards: An Interview with Patrick Guillemin (ETSI Secretariat)

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04 May 2011

There have been a number of questions about the practical results of LISA standards going to ETSI. In an effort to bring some clarity to this situation, I contacted Patrick Guillemin of the ETSI Secretariat for more details. Our discussion addresses...

ETSI and LISA Standards: What Does It Mean?

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27 April 2011

Yesterday an announcement went out that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) “has agreed to accept responsibility for the LISA open standards works.” This statement has raised a lot of questions about whether this means that...

GALA 2011 Lisbon: A Mix of Learning, Networking and Fun in the Portuguese Sun

By: Laura Brandon, Executive Director

25 April 2011

When GALA first set out in 2009 to create a unique annual event for our members and the broader language community, we established a few goals that we hoped to meet in the first five years. At our third conference, held in Cascais in March, we made...

Who Doesn’t Like Standards?

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20 April 2011

Earlier today we hosted a webinar on GALA’s standards efforts. For obvious reasons, there are a lot of questions about what we intend to do in this area at GALA. One of the questions that came up but which we did not really get to address in the...

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