In the news (April 11): a typeface makeover, a capital city name-change, a multilingual pop artist & more

In recent language news: a trilingual pop artist, singing trilingually; a dating trend gets a trendy name; a capital city changes its name; a typeface makeover; and more …

“‘Trilingual empowerment anthem’ isn’t the sort of phrase that gets bandied about at record label marketing meetings; but that’s exactly what Sofia Reyes has on her hands with her new single, RIP.” Read more about Mexico’s multilingual pop sensation at the BBC.

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‘Cloaking’ is, allegedly, the latest horrible dating trend to get its own name. Fox News has the story.

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The capital city of Kazakhstan has had a name change – and some people in the country are not happy. The BBC reports on how Kazakhs are reacting.

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Helvetica is one of the most well-known and oft-used typefaces, and it just got a big refresh. Find out more at The Verge.

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Discover seven words that can help us feel a little calmer. BBC Culture has the story.

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Verge Science explores what algorithms are able to learn from the way we speak.

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