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Pocket-lint expands its international editions to include Italian
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(Pocket-lint) – When Pocket-lint started in 2003, the aim was to cover the technology industry in a user-friendly way for those who wish to read it. Although this is a UK based publication, the approach has always been to approach stories from a global perspective.
Over the years our readership has grown from a handful of people in London to a vast global audience with readers in every far place in the world you can imagine.
But there has always been a barrier to reaching more places and more people – the language.
In January 2020, this barrier started to fall for us. Thanks to improvements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computers are now able to do a wide variety of things that were previously not possible on a large scale or at high speed.
One of those things is the translation.
Using a combination of Google’s Translation API, machine learning and human intervention, Pocket-lint is able to offer our news, reviews, features and buying guides in other languages.
The process – although complex and complicated behind the scenes – is very easy to appreciate as a reader. In the future, when one of our editors writes an article on the site, it will now be automatically translated into the languages we support.
With thousands of articles published on Pocket-lint since 2003, it seemed unnecessary to translate them all. Our non-English editions will offer every article dating back to 2017 and a selection of reviews and features we’ve handpicked before. Going forward, every article we write will be available in the languages we support as soon as the author hits the publish button.
We can do this because we don’t wait for a human to manually translate every post after it’s published.
Language not place
We use the term “language” rather than “place” because at Pocket-lint we believe this is an important distinction to make.
Our approach with our international editions will not be to offer localized, country-specific information, but our global content available in specific languages to a global audience across the globe.
Our first international edition was Portuguese. And since then we have added Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Swedish, making Pocket-lint popular around the world. And now we are pleased to confirm that you can now read Pocket-lint in Italian as well.
Access Pocket-lint Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish or Italian
There are several ways to access our international editions.
Chances are you are already reading this in Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish or Italian. If your browser language is set to “pt” or “pt-br”, we will automatically recommend the translated page that we have made available to you in Portuguese for you to read. If your browser is set to es-es, fr-fr, de-de, nl-nl, sv-se, or the same – we’ll show you the translations in Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish or the page Italian automatically for you.
You can also consult the Portuguese edition by going to Pocket-lint.com/pt-br/, Pocket-lint.com/es-es/ for Spanish, Pocket-lint.com/fr-fr/ for French, Pocket- lint .com / de-de for German, Pocket-lint.com/nl-nl for Dutch, Pocket-lint / sv-se for Swedish, or Pocket-lint.com/it-it for Italian, or even simpler , click on the globe icon in our header to reveal the international edition you are looking for.
You can always revert to an English version (if you wish) and the system will remember your choice for the next time.
There are a number of shortcuts we could have taken to make this a reality much faster, but it seemed futile.
Our international editions will be their own offering within the Pocket-lint publishing platform rather than just offering a plug-in to translate on the fly.
We have worked hard to translate not only the individual articles, but all the functionality of the site. Whether it’s menus, navigation, and even search, everything works as you’d expect, too, and all natively to deliver a seamless experience.
We wanted the international editions to have the same features and functionality as the English edition.
Portuguese was only the first language on our list, we have now added Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish and Italian and we don’t stop there. We have built a language platform within Pocket-lint Rhythm (our content management system) that will allow us to quickly and easily add more languages over time, all powered by our technology, AI and learning. Automatique. We are working on supporting Russian, Chinese, Mexican, Arabic, and Japanese in the coming months.
We would love to know which languages you would like us to support next, so let us know.
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We believe that technology should be appreciated around the world, no matter what language you speak. And although we can’t promise to offer all languages from day one, today we have started to break down those language barriers, and it’s very exciting.
Written by Stuart Miles. Originally published on .