Category Archives: Fun, Facts & Figures


A trip down memory lane

 

 

We’re celebrating 20 years of Iceni this year – take a trip down memory lane with us back to 1996! How many of these things do you remember?

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Linux mascot

The Linux “Tux” mascot

Linux celebrates 25 years of being Awesome!

In the furore of the WWW turning 25 on August 23rd, you might be excused for overlooking the birthday of Linux, which turns 25 today, on August 25th! But you shouldn’t be really, as the OS has come a long way since developer Linus Torvalds first asked for help on his personal coding project to create a new, free operating system kernel, and nobody could have predicted how Linux, or Freax as it was originally known, would grow!

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Trojan horse

The Origins of the Term “Trojan Horse”

As developers, we’re aware that some of the lingo we speak as our “native language” perhaps isn’t used in the same way by those not in the same sector. When we talk about a Kernel Data inpage error we’re not discussing problems with our favourite breakfast cereals, and if you overhear us chatting about the cloud it doesn’t mean we’re debating whether one looks more like a sheep or a ball of cotton wool – so we’re well aware there are often times (usually in the café), we might get some strange looks.

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New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Well, it’s here again – January 1st, a time for reflection and new beginnings! We hope 2016 is a prosperous one for all of our customers, both present and future!

Happy New Year!


Christmas hat

Merry Christmas 2015

 

All of us at Iceni would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone who has worked with us through the year! A happy and prosperous 2016 to all!

 


Language

Lost in Translation

We’ve seen the demand for products that aid translation grow exponentially over the past few years, as cross-country collaboration becomes more popular and diverse, and here at Iceni we have made sure that our products have grown to meet this demand, with Infix now supporting 26 languages and counting, including French, German, Russian, English and Catalan. However, as this surge in translation products grows, we look at the flip side of the coin; what about those languages and dialects that have been lost in translation?

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Swedish flag flying

Most commonly translated Swedish words

Sweden is a popular Scandinavian country that is located in Northern Europe. Boarding neighbouring countries Finland and Norway, Sweden is the 3rd largest country in the European Union and has a population of just under 10 million inhabitants.
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poland flag

Most commonly translated Polish words

Poland, officially known as the Republic of Poland is a popular country boarded a number of countries; Germany, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Poland is considered the 34th most popular country in the world and comes in at number 6 for the most popular member of the European Union. Continue reading


Iceni Christmas Card

Merry Christmas from the team at Iceni

Merry Christmas to all, from the team at Iceni!

 

 

 


Commonly Translated Italian Words & Phrases

This month, the beautiful country of Italy is under our spotlight.
We take a closer look at some of the most commonly translated Italian words, so you don’t have to! Continue reading