Spoken where France, Italy, and Switzerland meet, Franco-Provençal’s name also represents the frontier between linguistic regions. You can see where it is spoken on this language map from the Arpitan Cultural Alliance: Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, famous linguist of the 19th century, named Franco-Provençal after two groups of languages spoken in central Europe at the time: … Continue reading Franco-Provençal (Arpitan): Language Convergence at Alpine Heights
Yesterday, September 30th, was International Translation Day - a day to celebrate the importance of translation in our lives, and the translators who make that work possible! In celebration of #InternationalTranslationDay, we collected stories from our staff about translated videos that had a significant impact on their lives and understanding of translation. We posted them … Continue reading International Translation Day Videos
There is power in naming a language in the context of its own culture. And we want to put that power in our user’s hands. In addition to updating existing language names to respect local cultures, we also want to provide choices for speakers whose language has more than one name. Dari and Farsi are … Continue reading Farsi and Dari: Divergent Variants
Today we want to highlight the work of one of our Amara Platform customers and their award-winning film 'Unrest.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=139&v=JvK5s9BNLzA Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. … Continue reading Customer Spotlight: Unrest
This month we added two new languages to Amara: Behnti Kenaga’, from Alaska, and Zarma, from West Africa. Behnti Kenaga’ [taa] Amara learned about the Doyon Foundation and the 7,000 Languages Project back in April, when we added four native Alaskan Athabaskan (Dena) languages to Amara's supported subtitle languages. This month they brought the language … Continue reading Zarma and Benhti Kenaga’ languages have been added!
Project and Language Managers for Collaboration Teams We have added a new team role into Collaboration teams that will make it easier for teams to manage languages and projects. Team admins can now designate “project managers” and “language managers” from the Member Directory page. Project and language managers are useful for collaboration teams that: Work … Continue reading Project and Language Managers for Collaboration Teams
Collaboration Team Improvements Managers of Collaboration Teams can now send back several Evaluations at the same time from the Management page > Evaluations tab by selecting them and choosing “Edit.” Learn more about using Evaluations in your workflow on the Amara Knowledge Base! Issues with Third-party Sites Embedding a YouTube video with Amara subtitles used … Continue reading Release Highlights: Collaboration Team Improvements and Issues with Third-party Sites
Delete empty subtitles You can now delete all blank subtitles at the same time in the editor! The option is in the Subtitle Tools menu (wrench icon). If you are editing a set of subtitles with a lot of empty subtitle cells, you don’t have to delete each one individually. Just click the wrench icon … Continue reading Release Highlights: Delete all empty subtitles in the Editor and more!
This month we're featuring Michel S from the ARTE volunteer community. Michel has contributed over 30 translations to ARTE. Thank you for all your hard work! Why did you start subtitling videos? I discovered Amara by happenstance, while watching a video on YouTube. I found the platform quite inviting and the subtitle editor intuitive and simple … Continue reading June Volunteer of the Month – Michel S
Customizing Workflows Team administrators can now send Evaluation assignments to another team even after the work team has completed their assignments. Working with multiple Collaboration teams can give administrators more flexibility and control over their collaboration workflow! Account Security Password strength is a concern for anyone who stores data online. To protect user profiles and … Continue reading Release Highlights: security and data protection improvements