JBI Studios' Blog on Voice-Over, Dubbing, and Multimedia Localization.

Christmas Around the World

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! As a localization studio, we here at JBI Studios work with many different languages for clients from all around the world. We understand that knowing a little bit about other cultures goes a long way with making connections and creating strong professional relationships.

In this blog we will have some fun and explore how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Understanding the local holiday traditions of different countries during this time of year is helpful for localizing your content for the holiday season.

Let's get on Santa's sleigh and let the reindeer (sometimes switched out for kangaroo in Australia) take us away!

[Average read time: 3 minutes]

Topics: localization holidays

The Arabic Language: History and Localization Considerations

Yesterday, December 18th, was World Arabic Language Day! This date was designated by the United Nations in 2012 to commemorate December 18th, 1973 when the United Nations adopted Arabic as the sixth official language in the organization, the other five languages being: Mandarin, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Topics: localization Arabic

Japanese Animation: A Brief History and Tips for Dubbing Anime

Anime, also known as Japanese animation, is a major cultural export from Japan that has had and continues to have a strong international influence. From Astro Boy in the 1960s to the massively successful animated feature Your Name in 2017, Japanese animation is in great demand around the world, therefore so is anime subtitling and dubbing.

In this blog we will focus on anime dubbing by first giving some historical context and then sharing key tips and reminders for dubbing Japanese animation into English.

[Average read time: 4 minutes]

Topics: Japanese animation anime

What You Need to Know About Language Interpretation

As long as there has been language, there has been language interpretation. The English word for "interpreter" is derived from the Latin "interpres", meaning "person who explains what is obscure." Interpreters facilitate spoken communication between two parties that do not speak the same language.

Language interpreters can be found in courtrooms, conferences, hospitals, recording studios, and many other locations. What form does interpretation take and how is it used in localization? In this blog we share what you need to know about interpretation.

[Average read time: 3 minutes]

Topics: localization interpretation

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