Ignorantia juris non excusat, Latin for ‘ignorance of the law does not excuse’, is something of an ancient catch-all rule that has served society well for centuries and we can thank the Roman’s for including it on their list of enduring legacies. An artist with a talent for counterfeiting crisp Euro notes, like his ancestor in the Roman Empire would be hard pressed to justify his copying on the grounds that he didn’t know there was a law against it. Laws are debated, passed, published and enforced and that’s that; but what happens when citizens don’t or can’t understand the law? Read more
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It is always refreshing to find somewhat of an unorthodox request for translation services land in your inbox.
A few weeks ago, a client asked us to translate a tattoo they had recently had done in Khmer script, fearing he may have been victim to an embarrassing mistranslation – such as a restaurant menu rather than a sage proverb.