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Dotsub.com Statistics for December and 2014

We are at the end of another year and in this article we will have a look at Dotsub.com’s statistics for both the month of December and for 2014 as a whole.

We start the article with languages and then move to locations.

For both the monthly and for the whole year, we seem to have settled on a consistent top 5 which are English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Czech. Chinese is usually about 12th on the list and I expect that this will keep rising.

As we get towards the bottom of the top-twenty, things are a lot more volatile, but again that is to be expected, as a viral video in a language will certainly make that language move up those lower places very quickly. For example, Slovenian was 10th in December but was 15th overall in 2014.

 

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As usual I have removed the top 4 languages to get more granularity at the lower end.

Dec Languages 5-20

For the whole of 2014 the picture is very similar but with English being about 59% of the site visits.

2014 Languages

Removing the top three for clarity.

2014 Languages 4-20

 

Locations

There is a lot more volatility in the countries from which we are visited. The US is currently always at the top but with about 25% of the visits (compared with about 60% for English in the Languages). Spain, Brazil, Canada, UK and Australia usually make up the top 6 with a guest appearance from France every now and again. Israel features quite high in the rankings and I would guess much higher if we looked at the number of visits adjusted for the population of the country. I will leave that one until we hire our resident statistician.

Dec Countries 20

Removing the US to add clarity.

Dec Countries 2-20

Statistics for the calendar year 2014.

2014 Countries 20

and again removing the US.

 

2014 Countries 2-20

Our singletons for December features our usual mix of African and Island nations with Greenland appearing this month.

There were three locations that had one visit during the whole of 2014; Kiribati an island nation on the international date line (in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), Palau which adjoins Indonesia, The Philippines and Micronesia, and finally Western Sahara.

This last one fascinated me. I have two main sources of information for these snippets of geographical and political information.

The first is Wikipedia which says the following – Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometers (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of whom nearly 40% live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the largest city in Western Sahara.

The second source is the CIA, whose World Factbook is a fascinating piece of work. In this case they say  “Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria. After Spain withdrew from its former colony of Spanish Sahara in 1976, Morocco annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara and claimed the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania’s withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Morocco’s sovereignty ended in a 1991 cease-fire and the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation. As part of this effort, the UN sought to offer a choice to the peoples of the Western Sahara between independence (favored by the Polisario Front) or integration into Morocco. A proposed referendum never took place due to lack of agreement on voter eligibility. The 2,700 km- (1,700 mi-) long defensive sand berm, built by the Moroccans from 1980 to 1987 and running the length of the territory, continues to separate the opposing forces with Morocco controlling the roughly 80 percent of the territory west of the berm. Local demonstrations criticizing the Moroccan authorities occur regularly, and there are periodic ethnic tensions between the native Sahrawi population and Moroccan immigrants. Morocco maintains a heavy security presence in the territory.”

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Dotsub.com now with full site SSL

We are happy to announce that Dotsub.com is now enforcing that all users access via SSL. While we have supported SSL for a few years, SSL first is an important step forward.

HTTPS ensures that information between you and Dotsub is encrypted. This protects you from man in the middle attacks, where someone could potentially listen into your requests.

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The Global Language Network

Translation Big Data Mapped in New Study

What are the most influential languages in the world? Researchers at MIT, led by César Hidalgo, set out to answer that question.

How would you even begin?  They began with books, Wikipedia, and Twitter and then mapped the number of translations between languages.  [Ed Note: Why not videos and movies??]  The researchers were rigorous in weeding out commercial tweets, bot generated content, sales/marketing messages, etc.  Translations were used as a metric for the greatest ability to reach other people and thereby influence them.

The hub languages?  English turned out to be the largest hub for information translated from one language into another in all three data sets. Other languages including Russian, German, and Spanish also serve as hubs to other languages.  It should be remembered that these are not based on number of speakers or even who is doing the writing – it is based on the number of translations.

“Of the many languages that have ever been spoken, only a few of them have been able to achieve global prominence, they have been important enough to become a global language,” Hidalgo told Serious Science.

The results and details are beautifully laid out on the interactive website:  The Global Language Network.   Be forewarned that you might get in there and not get out for quite a while.

Screen shots below.

The Wikipedia Data Set

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The Twitter Data Set

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The Books Data Set

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New Feature: Upload Directly from Your Dropbox.com Account

Dotsub has added the ability to upload videos directly from your Dropbox.com account into your Dotsub account. This new addition makes adding files from Dropbox fast and simple.

On our upload page you will now see a ‘From Dropbox.com’ tab.

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Just hit ‘Choose from Dropbox’ and select the file from your account:

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Scenarist Closed Caption (SCC) file export

NTSCDotsub now supports export into Scenarist Closed Caption (SCC) subtitle files. This is an older NTSC based subtitle format used with broadcast TV.

Our SCC support is limited to the EIA-608 character set, which limits the number of languages we can display. We currently support English, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), French, French (Canada), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), German, Danish and Italian. We will be happy to expand this as needed for languages that can be rendered with the EIA-608 character set.

Most SCC encoders have limits on the subtitle display area which is a 16 x 32 grid (16 rows and 32 columns). We support files that comply with these rules as well as files that have lines that are too long. Why would we support line lengths that are too long you ask? It turns out one major video provider actually supports this. If you are planning to use SCC as an export format we recommend that you subtitle lines to 32 characters in length.

Our export interface:

Frame Rate: We support the two frame rates outlined in the specification: 29.97 FPS non-drop frame and 29.97 drop frame. To see the difference between the two, you can learn that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykjyNeuQROU

Control Code Format: Since SCC was intended as a streamed format without transmission control, control codes if repeated are ignored; some systems require control codes to always be doubled. This option enables or disables the doubling of control codes.

Caption Mode: We support two SCC caption modes. Pop on which is the default. This is what you normally see when watching pre-taped content. Captions are shown on the screen and removed. Roll Up which are the type of captions you see when watching ‘live’ programs. Each time a line of captioning is added all the previous lines ‘roll up’ to make room for the new line at the bottom.

SCC Channel: This defines what SCC channel the data is being written for. Valid settings are 1-4.

Subtitle Options:

First time code: This can be 00:00:00:00 or 01:00:00:00 this is for systems that start at the hour mark.

Subtitle Justification: The normal left, right or centered alignment for subtitles.

Max characters per line: Used for file validation, this can be 32 – 28 characters on a line.

Max lines per caption: Used for file validation, this can be 1-4 lines in a caption.

Advanced Options:

Text Wrapping: There are two options here.  The first is As Entered. This will take the subtitles as entered by the captioner. It uses their manually entered line breaks to create the SCC file. Dotsub added a second option called Override. This option was created to make it possible to wrap files where the line breaks are NOT at 32 characters, it works by attempting to re-wrap the captions. It is not 100% effective, but will help in a lot of cases.

Our export interface will walk you through the process and help you ensure your file meets the listed specifications.

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Dotsub.com September Statistics

Here is the October edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of September, 2014 and of course a fascinating piece of geography trivia at the end.

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English, Spanish and Portuguese are well established at the top of the rankings these days and the rest of the world is coming in a poor fourth. The major European languages French, Italian and German are always there or thereabouts and most of the other entrants in the top 20 are European languages with Japanese, Chinese and Korean the exceptions. We saw a surge in Hungarian this month coming into the the top 20 at #19

As always I have removed the top few (4 in this case) to make the graph a little more discernible.

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In the countries section, Brazil and Canada changed places and again the lower end of the table changed considerably with Spain jumping from 10th to 5th and the Netherlands, Slovenia and Romania making an appearance.

Country

And removing the US allows everything else to be seen a little more easily.

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Geography Trivia. The intriguing part of the data to me, as regular readers know, is the countries and/or territories that are at the other end of the list with only one or two visits. This month we went back to mainly Island groups and West African countries.

The singleton I knew least about is British Indian Ocean Territory. The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islands – many tiny – amounting to a total land area of 60 square kilometers (23 sq mi). The largest and most southerly island is Diego Garcia, 44 km2 (17 sq mi), the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the eviction of the native population, the Chagossians, in the 1960s and 70s, the only inhabitants are US and British military personnel and associated contractors, who collectively number around 4,000. The island is off-limits to casual tourists, the media, and their former inhabitants. There is a landing strip on Diego Garcia which was able to receive the Space Shuttle in an emergency, although was initially built for B-52 bombers.

In April 2010, an MPA (Marine protected area) was created in the BIOT that covers the territorial waters of the Chagos Archipelago, except for the area immediately surrounding Diego Garcia. This declaration doubled the total area of environmental no take zones world-wide.

It also has a neat flag.

BIOT flag

See you next month.

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Dotsub.com Statistics – August 2014

Here is the September edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of August, 2014 and maybe a little geography lesson at the end.

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English, Spanish and Portuguese are well established at the top of the rankings these days and the rest of the world is coming in a poor fourth. The major European languages French, Italian and German are always there or thereabouts and most of the other entrants in the top 20 are European languages with Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew and Korean the exceptions. My confusion about whether Turkey considers itself European extends to this  paragraph. So I think the score is 15 1/2 to 4 1/2.

As always I have removed the top few (4 in this case) to make the graph a little more discernible.

In the countries section, Canada moved up from 4th to 2nd and Hungary dropped out of the top 20 altogether. Slovakia and Israel both got in at the lower end. Interestingly, this month is quite different from previous months with lots of movement in the top 20.

 

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And removing the US allows everything else to be seen a little more easily.

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Now onto the good bits. The intriguing part of the data to me, as regular readers know, are the countries and/or territories that are at the other end of the list with only one visit. Usually they are island nations but in August the geographies were all over the map (get it!!). There were 2 Caribbean islands, 3 African nations (two in West Africa and 1 in the South East), two island groups in the Pacific, one in Polynesia and one in the West Pacific, the Falkand Islands in the South Atlantic and finally the Central Asia nation of Turkmenistan. The West Pacific country was Palau. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country’s population of around 21,000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands. Palau is a presidential republic in free association with the United States.  The country uses the United States dollar as its currency. The islands’ culture mixes Japanese, Micronesian and Melanesian elements. The majority of citizens are of mixed Micronesian, Melanesian, and Austronesian descent, with significant groups descended from Japanese and Filipino settlers. The country’s two official languages are Palauan (member of the wider Sunda–Sulawesi language group) and English, with Japanese, Sonsorolese, and Tobian recognised as regional languages. In 1981 Palau voted in the first nuclear free constitution.

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New Feature: Add/remove project managers

We have added the ability to edit/remove the users who can manage your Dotsub projects. This feature is available to all enterprise clients that are using our Projects feature.

Adding and removing managers is very simple. Just open your project and navigate to the ‘Project Settings’ tab. Here you will see a listing of the current project managers. Edit this listing clicking on the ‘gear’ icon.

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To remove a manager click on the ‘x’ after their name.

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To add a manager you need to know their Dotsub username, which you can then enter in the text field, pressing enter to add them to your project.

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How to: professional captions and translations for your video

Here at Dotsub we don’t only offer our high quality professional captions and translations to large enterprises. We offer this service to everyone. All you need is a video file and a credit card, Dotsub will do the rest.

First you have to sign up for a free account at Dotsub. Don’t worry, it is a quick easy process. You can do this by clicking here. Once you are done with that step, you can continue on with this guide.

The next step is to select ‘Upload and Order‘ from our site menu. You will be asked to add your billing details to your account. This is the credit card we will charge for your captioning and translation work. We do not store your credit card information, but we use a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliant service, ensuring that your card information is safe and secure.

After your account has billing details added, you will be taken to the order and upload page. Here you need to give your video a title, description and select the language of the video. On the right side you will see the order area. Here you can select the translations you need for your video:

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After you have selected all the items you need we can estimate the cost of your order. Our video captioning prices are always rounded up to the next minute. This means a 5:45 video is 6 minutes, a 4:15 video is 5 minutes.

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Now all you have to do is press ‘Upload & Order’. You will receive a confirmation email once your video is uploaded into Dotsub. Just make sure you don’t close the upload window until the upload is complete! We will start working on your captions and translations right away. We will also notify you, by email, when your order is complete.

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Dotsub.com Statistics for May 2014

Here is this month’s edition of our regular section giving you, the Dotsub community, an idea of where in the world our users were using Dotsub and what languages they were working in during the month of May, 2014

 

Langs top 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Czech rocketed up the charts from last month’s #7 to #4 pushing French down to #5. Slovakian also moved up to #9 from last month’s #16. Catalan dropped out after a brief appearance last month being replaced by Arabic at #19

I removed the top 5 so that it is a little easier to see the performance of the other languages.

Langs 6-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In terms of locations, the top 3 remain the same but the Czech Republic leaps to #4 from last month’s #10 and Hungary moves up from #9 to #7. Colombia #12 and Malaysia #16 did not figure in last month’s top 20 at all.

Countries top 20

Again to help see more detail, I have removed the US.

Countries 2-20

As always we look at the other end of the table and see that we have only 3 locations this month with a single visit –  the Falkland Islands, Montserrat and Vanuatu.

For our geography lesson this month, Vanuatu is an island archipelago consisting of approximately 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin (65 of them inhabited), with about 1,300 kilometers (810 mi) north to south distance between the outermost islands. Two of these islands (Matthew and Hunter) are also claimed by France as part of the French collectivity of New Caledonia. Fourteen of Vanuatu’s islands have surface areas of more than 100 square kilometers (39 sq mi). The country lies between latitudes 13° and 21°S and longitudes 166° and 171°E.

As many of you know, we are in the midst of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Next month we’ll see if there is any correlation between the use of the Dotsub website and the results of the competition.сайтметоды продвижения услугскачать взлом вконтакте без вирусов