Sunday, February 19, 2006

Japanese Laws Translated Into English

The Japanese government intends to translate business-related technical terms and phrases from 14 major laws and whole texts of some of these laws. The idea is to avoid problems caused by misinterpretations of laws as international commercial transactions grow. About 200 major laws will be translated into English.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Driver’s Licenses in English and Beyond

Many American states allow people to take their driver’s license tests in a variety of languages. In Alabama, a lawsuit was brought up by Pro-English, an English only group which claimed that tests in languages other than English are against the Alabama constitution. Not true said a judge. Although English ahs been declared the official languages of the state, driver’s license tests can continue in 12 other languages in addition to English. However, Maine, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming require English language tests Alaska.