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Adobe’s Arabic Fonts: The Best for Arabic DTP Specialists?

February 23, 2015 Comments

Adobe Arabic font is an OpenType font designed by Tim Holloway with help from Fiona Ross and John Hudson in 2004-05. It was commissioned by Adobe with production by Tiro Typeworks. Adobe Arabic font won recognition from The Type Directors Club (TDC) and is well known as a good counterpart for Latin...

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Document Translation
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Adobe, Arabic, Translation, DTP, desktop publishing
Adobe Illustrator: Touch Type, Editable Text for Translation

February 05, 2015 Comments

Adobe's continual updates to their vector software has resulted in Illustrator being one of their best products. The latest Illustrator feature available is the Touch Type tool. This new option allows users to design with text by manipulating characters as individual objects, giving users a new flui...

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Document Translation
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Adobe, Illustrator, Touch Type, tool, Editable Text, Translation
How to Write a RFP for Translation Services

January 12, 2015 2 Comments

Each day companies send dozens of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) in search of a translation (localization) agency to provide translation services. As a localization Production Manager, I work closely with the sales department to filter through the requests to decide w...

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Document Translation
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RFP, Requests for Proposal, Translation Services, Time Frame
Preparing a Document Translation Quote or Budget

January 01, 2015 1 Comments

Whether you need to translate brochures or books, menus or management reports, preparing a translation budget is a fairly straight forward process. This is the second in my “Budgeting for Translation” blog series. You can read the first one, Click here for complete blog.

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Document Translation
Tags:
translate, budget, quote, document, localization
The GPI Translation Services API

October 28, 2014 Comments

The Globalization Partners International (GPI) Translation API is a technology agnostic platform which enables companies from around the world to better work with GPI in providing high quality, professional translation services. The new API is capable of working with any type of system regardless o...

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Document Translation
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Translation, Services, API
How to create eBook Fixed Layout with Adobe InDesign CC 2014

September 03, 2014 8 Comments

One of the most powerful tools to create eBooks is Adobe InDesign. Historically the ability to create eBooks with a fixed layout format was a challenge. Creating an eBook in this special format was complicated with previous versions of InDesign because it required special plug-ins and extra work out...

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Document Translation
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eBook, layout, adobe, indesign

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