London, short guide

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(https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_from_a_hot_air_balloon.jpg) Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°7′39″W Sovereign state: United Kingdom Country: England Region: Greater London Settled by: Romans, c.43 AD (as Londinium) Counties: City & Greater London Districts: City & 32 boroughs Government: Type: Devolved authority, Body: Greater London Authority, Elected: London Assembly (14 … Read More

EU Guide for External Translators – Orders and documents

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The External Translation Unit of the DGT grants access to the eXtra Portal to the contractors working for the DGT. The eXtra Portal is a website to which the contractors connect to check newly announced jobs, download and upload documents … Read More

Google SEO Guide: Make your site easier to navigate – Best Practices: site map and 404 page

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Put an HTML site map page on your site, and use an XML Sitemap file A simple site map page with links to all of the pages or the most important pages (if you have hundreds or thousands) on your … Read More

Greece Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Hellenic Republic. Official language: Greek. Geography Cities Use traditional English spellings for well-known cities, regions, islands, etc. — the officially recommended transcription system has not found acceptance even within the European Union and is unknown elsewhere. However, use … Read More

Finland Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Finland. Call the country’s main administrative/regional units (lääni) ‘provinces’ in English. Official languages: Finnish and Swedish. Geography Cities Finland is a bilingual country, and many cities and localities have official names in both Finnish and Swedish. … Read More

Denmark Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Kingdom of Denmark. Neither Greenland (adj. Greenland) nor the Faeroes (NB not Faeroe Islands, adj. Faeroese) are part of the European Union. Official language: Danish. Geography Cities Note the names Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg. Bodies of water Write Wattenmeer. … Read More

Cyprus Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Cyprus. The long form may be used when contrasted with northern Cyprus, the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’. However, since the EU and its Member States do not recognise the latter and the Republic of Cyprus … Read More

Croatia Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Croatia. Official language: Croatian. Geography Cities, towns, islands Note that many Croatian place names exist in Italian, German, Hungarian and Slovenian. Unless an English name exists (e.g. Dalmatia, not Dalmacija), always use the Croatian name. Both … Read More

English Translation Style Guide for EU – Writing English – SPELLING – CAPITAL LETTERS

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2.16 General. In English, proper names are capitalised but ordinary nouns are not. The titles and names of persons, bodies, programmes, legal acts, documents, etc. are therefore normally capitalised: the President of the Council, the Director-General for Agriculture the Commission, … Read More

Bulgaria Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Republic of Bulgaria. Official language: Bulgarian. Geography Cities Note the transliteration Sofia for the capital city. Avoid using forms such as Rousse and Bourgas, which, although French, are still sometimes found in English-language texts. Regions   БЪЛГАРИЯ BULGARIA … Read More

Belgium Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Kingdom of Belgium.   Official languages: Dutch, French and German. Geography Cities Use the forms Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Ostend.   Flemish vs French forms. Use Flemish names of places in Dutch-speaking areas (e.g. Leuven not Louvain, Kortrijk … Read More

English Translation Style Guide for EU – Writing English – SPELLING – INTERFERENCE EFFECTS

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2.14 Confusion between English words. Look out for errors involving the pairs below. dependent (adj. or noun) dependant (noun only) license (verb) licence (noun) practise (verb) practice (noun) principal (adj. or noun) principle (noun) stationary (adj.) stationery (noun) 2.15 Confusion … Read More

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