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- Best practice for preserving editable text in Illustrator when providing translation services
April 04, 2012 1 Comments
A fundamental best practice with typography and translation services that every Illustrator user should follow is to keep text editable! While you can apply stroke options to an entire object, or you can use Live Paint groups and apply multiple strokes to different edges within the object, you probably find that you can’t do the same with the text. Some options will not be available,or won’t work as you want. Your instincts tell you to convert the text to outline but by doing this you will lose the option to edit the text and consequently extract for an efficient, Translation Memory (TM) -based translation workflow.
- What You Need To Know About Graphic Localization
June 03, 2010 1 Comments
Most discussions on translation and localization projects focus on text content in documentation, websites or software user interfaces. Graphics containing text also need to be translated or localized. Graphic localization falls into two primary categories: (1) Screen captures or screenshots (images of software or web user interface with text in the target language). (2) Text callouts and captions within illustrations that need to be localized.
This blog will focus on issues specific to graphic localization. Localizing graphics is a common step in most localization projects. For information on other steps you may wish to review our downloadable Document Globalization Guide for more information on DTP. Go to page 3 for specifics regarding graphic localization.
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