How to Build a Multilingual App: A Demo With PHP and Gettext

Obrigado IGOR GOMES DOS SANTOS (FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER  @ TOPTAL) for this article on building multilingual APPs. While speaking the language is one thing, accommodating the variety of linguistic traits into the programming require special attention to detail. This article has been edited for length and clarity and the summarized version has been published with the permission of @TOPTAL  You can see […]

Boundaries, Borders and Bridges

With all the talk of walls, fences, barriers and borders, interculturalists are awakened to the need to define culturally appropriate boundaries. Boundaries protect and identify. Boundaries serve as a liminal space between cultures that require negotiation. Many of us negotiate boundaries on a daily basis with such ease that we are barely aware we are doing […]

To Interpreters:  This is why you rock (part 2 of a 3-part series)

A key player in the field of intercultural communication is the interpreter.  Interpretation is a thankless profession often because those who do their job well seamlessly facilitate communication between people who otherwise could not communicate.  We take for granted the skill of multilingualism because of amazing advances in technology.  But, technology has a long way […]