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Mercator Network Newsletter – November issue out


The new Mercator Network newsletter has just been published and is available to read in full here. However there are some links to the media relevant articles:


Some September links…


At long last the BBC Alba, the Gaelic language service for Scotland provided by the BBC in conjunction with MG Alba, was launched on the 19th September. It consists of a digital television channel which is available to view on Sky 168 and Freesat 110 (DTT coverage is subject to review in 2010); BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC Alba Online. Watch the opening 5 minutes below

Daniel Cunliffe on “crowdsourcing” translation of websites such as the Facebook Translation Application which has now completed translating Facebook into Catalan and Welsh. It is also available in Pirate English (see language choice), but it is unknown how many actual pirates were crowdsourced to do this localisation.