Calgary, AB, June 19, 2012, 11:05 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- FoundLocally.com Media Inc, which has long been asked about making its site bi-lingual, is excited to announce that it has added omni-lingual translation to all its websites. Statistics Canada says there are almost as many non-official language speakers as there are French speakers Now, FoundLocally’s websites are available in not only French, but a total of 57 languages, adding innovative programming to integrate with Google’s Translation capabilities.
These languages are now supported on all FoundLocally websites: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yiddish. It not only translates, but displays the content in the correct foreign keyboard/fonts.
The FoundLocally.com web site, founded in 1999, creates community information sites providing local info, photos, maps, about local shopping, business, travel, sports, including a business directory, events calendar, jobs board, coupons, and news announcements. FoundLocally has focused on creating high quality community information for 30 communities across English Canada, and last year added mobile versions for all its websites. These sites are an excellent resource for both local residents and business & leisure travelers. The sites are designed to provide important information with as few mouse-clicks as possible, filtered to the user’s specific needs. Says Mark Ruthenberg, FoundLocally’s General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, “That’s why we say, ‘It’s the web site for people who have a life, and want to get on with it.’ It’s the perfect tool for those with busy lives.”
Thirty communities are now covered: Victoria, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, the Rockies, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Barrie-Muskoka, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Oakville-Burlington, Mississauga-Brampton, Etobicoke, Toronto, Scarborough, North York, York Region, Oshawa-Durham, Ottawa-Gatineau, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown, and St John's.
Today, FoundLocally.com, the popular TransCanada Highway.com travel site, and the MovingInCanada.com real estate & relocation website attract one million visitors a month. The TransCanadaHighway website provides itineraries detailing over 10,000 natural & man-made features along Canada’s national highway. FoundLocally.com Media also publishes a SEO and web marketing blog.
Languages Spoken by Visitors to Canada
These are the top countries with visitors to Canada (and the languages spoken, if not English): United States, United Kingdom, France (French), Germany (German), Australia, Japan (Japanese), Mexico (Spanish), China (Cantonese, Mandarin), South Korea (Korean), India (Punjabi). Source: Statistics Canada, Canada at a Glance 2011, 2009 data
Languages Spoken by Residents
These are the top languages spoken by residents of Canada: English, French, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka), Italian, German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Ukrainian, Arabic, Dutch, Tagalog (Filipino), Greek, Vietnamese, Cree, Inuktitut (Eskimo). In 2006 there were almost as many non-official language speakers as there were French speakers. Source: Population by mother tongue – Statistics Canada (no 2011 stats available yet)
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Media Contacts: Mark Ruthenberg
General Manager & Editor-in-Chief
FoundLocally.com Media Inc
1600-144-4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada