Over the fact of reaching and expanding the network across the borders, every company have to think of localization – this is what the latest to add micro-blogging site Twitter has done – adding the four right-to-left languages: Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu to the Twitter Translation Center – getting an enormous response to the request, the site seen 13,000 volunteers tackled the challenge of making these languages accessible to users.
With some of these volunteers live in regions where Twitter is officially blocked. Their efforts speak volumes about the lengths people will go to make Twitter accessible and understandable for their communities. Right-to-left languages put up a unique “technical” challenge, particularly with Tweets containing both right-to-left and left-to-right content. In order to solve this, the site engineering team built up a new set of special tools to ensure these tweets, hashtags and numbers. With the new addition, Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world.