During the month of Ramadan Muslim followers are expected to not eat, drink, smoke or have any intimate relations between the hours of sunrise and sunset. As many Gulf countries are now popular holiday destinations for many western tourists, people who are not observing this holy time are being requested to be respectful to those […]
Across the business world culture clearly affects the way in which business is conducted and as such if you are thinking of moving your business into the international arena and the global marketplace then you need to start making sure that you and your staff have a sufficient amount of intercultural understanding. Intercultural understanding can […]
When people decide that they want to move country with their work it can sometimes be a challenging time (especially if they are taking their family with them). However if you are looking to move to somewhere like China then it can be even more demanding and it is very likely that if you do […]
The WordPress Multilingual Plugin has now included an XLIFF interface into its programming which is set to help the way in which the WordPress website translates into other languages and it is hoped to reduce the translation time for the WordPress websites by around 50% XLIFF stands for XML Localisation on Interchangeable File Format. It […]
Kwintessential’s founder Neil Payne travels (a lot!), his work with his company takes him all over the world providing companies with services such a translation, cross-cultural training and multilingual design. Kwintessential have offices all over the world in the United States, Argentina, South Africa and The United Arab Emirates, so Neil often finds himself on […]
In a recent poll that was carried out by badoo.com the Germans have come out on top as the nation who is considered to be the least funny (as perceived by the rest of the world). The culture poll was run by the social network and online dating website Badoo.com. It ran the survey across […]
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