SDL Acquires Arabic Language Services Firm

Apparently needing to boost its Arabic-language localization capabilities, SDL acquired Dubai-based Lingua Franca. Here’s the press release. Arabic is one of the more expensive languages to support — and it can be brutal finding good talent these days, particularly since the US government is creating a seller’s market for Arabic language services.

I filed this entry under the “Globalization Vendors” category, but given the pace of consolidation in this industry lately, I’m considering adding a “Consolidation” category. There’s lots more such announcements coming…

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.