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Desktop Publishing

Multilingual formatting

One might say that English is a succinct language since, as a rule of thumb, translations from English into another language increases the number of words by about 30%. Kanji, for example, presents a vertical challenge, since the characters impact line leading ( the space between lines). Therefore, while translation tools help to maintain the original formats, these need to be adjusted after translation. How much, depends on the intricancy of the original format, the language, the number inset files, graphics with embedded text, etc.

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Capabilities

  1. Our Desktop Publishing Specialists are able to format documentation and marketing communications materials in any language, including double-byte, such as Chinese and Japanese, and right-to left, such as Arabic and Hebrew.
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Formats and platforms

    Our DTP team works with a variety of formats. (See list on the right.) and in PC and Mac platforms.
  1. Deliverable formats include all listed in column to the right.
  2. The final delivery is a replicate of the source file format adjusted to fit and enhance the translated version.
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Side-by-Side review

    Desktop publishing specialists enlist the help of linguistic experts to ensure that format adjustments do not compromise reader comprehension or translation quality. Every formatted document is submitted to a strict side-by-side review to ensure that the target language version matches the format and content of the source version.
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Final review

    A final review ensures that all comments made during the side-by-side review have been incorporated and all quality requirements, such as language conventions, trademark requirements, and other checklists have been followed.

Software

Software capabilities include, but not limited to:

Adobe Creative Suite CorelDraw
Dreamweaver Expressions;
Fireworks Flash
FrameMaker GoLive
Illustrator InDesign
PageMaker Photoshop
PowerPoint Publisher
QuarkXpress Quicksilver

Deliverables include, but not limited to:

EPS

PDF

TIFF

Film

Postscript

Video

Flash

PPT

XLS

JPG

SGML

XML

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