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Direct sales of ebooks in multiple languages

By Joe Wikert
April 24, 2013

O’Reilly has long been a leader in fostering community and building a direct sales channel. This week we took the next step in enhancing the customer’s direct buying experience by offering German editions for many of our ebook titles. Take …

Four short links: 14 September 2012

By Nat Torkington
September 14, 2012

Post Lingo — automatically transcribe incoming emails from foreign tongues. (via Brian McConnell) All Briefs Should Now Be in Comic Book Form — does wonders for mass audience acceptance of the arguments. (via Andy Lester) Magic Carpet Can Detect and …

Four short links: 31 July 2012

By Nat Torkington
July 31, 2012

Christchurch’s Shot at Being Innovation Central (Idealog) — Christchurch, rebuilding a destroyed CBD after earthquakes, has released plans for the new city. I hope there’s budget for architects and city developers to build visible data, sensors, etc. so the Innovation …

Four short links: 13 March 2012

By Nat Torkington
March 13, 2012

Microsoft Universal Voice Translator -- the promise is that it converts your voice into another language, but the effect is more that it converts your voice into that of Darth You in another language. Still, that's like complaining that the first Wright Brothers flight didn't serve peanuts. (via Hacker News) Geography of the Basketball Court -- fascinating analytics of...

Four short links: 6 December 2011

By Nat Torkington
December 6, 2011

How to Dispel Your Illusions (NY Review of Books) -- Freeman Dyson writing about Daniel Kahneman's latest book. Only by understanding our cognitive illusions can we hope to transcend them. Appify-UI (github) -- Create the simplest possible Mac OS X apps. Uses HTML5 for the UI. Supports scripting with anything and everything. (via Hacker News) Translation Memory (Etsy) --...

Four short links: 17 January 2011

By Nat Torkington
January 17, 2011

Remove DRM from EBooks -- it's been done, and the tools are getting easier to use. The Kindle DRM-remover uses gdb to hook into the Kindle for Mac application, watch when a book's decoded and snaffle the key. (via BoingBoing) AliBaba's Data Possibilities (The Economist) -- Alibaba has a huge and barely exploited asset: the data it has gathered...

Worldwide Lexicon: matching up technologies and culture to end the language barrier

By Andy Oram
September 22, 2009

Essays by Brian McConnell of World Wide Lexicon and Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices describe the technical and cultural sides of developing communities of volunteer translators.

How to contribute translations to Bookworm

By Liza Daly
March 11, 2009

We've enabled internationalization support for the user interface and help text in Bookworm and are looking for help in translating it into various languages. Bookworm runs on the Django framework, and Django supports these languages. They're all fair game. To...

Social Translation : Using the WWL API To Build Multilingual Sites and Web Apps

By Brian McConnell
February 11, 2009

Language is one of the few remaining barriers on the Internet. The web has rendered time and distance largely irrelevant, but much of it remains fragmented by language. The Worldwide Lexicon, an open source project I have worked on for...


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