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Illustrator: Working with Composite Font for Japanese

March 09, 2016 Comments

Illustrator has an excellent feature for working with Japanese text that many users may not be aware of: Composite Font. When creating composite fonts you can mix characters from Japanese and Roman fonts and use them as one composite font, but they must be based on Japanese fonts. Composite f...

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Document Translation
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japanese translation, japanese fonts, composite fonts, illustrator composite fonts
Best of 2015: Document Translation Blogs

February 25, 2016 Comments

As part of its enhanced eBook collection (Translation eBooks) Globalization Partners International (GPI) has published its latest educational eBook entitled “Best of 2015: Document Translation Blogs”. The Best of 2015 Blog Series contains a collection of the most popular blogs for 2015 on a r...

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Document Translation
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best of 2015 blogs, top document translation blogs
Document Revision Control Part 4: Authoring Process and Tips

February 16, 2016 Comments

In this part of my document revision control blog post series, I'll describe some things to consider regarding revision control throughout the authoring process. I'll also give you some additional tips on version control and documenting your policies and procedures....

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Document Translation
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document revision, document authoring, managing document revision
Document Revision Control Part 3: Part Number and File Naming Conventions

February 10, 2016 Comments

In my previous blog posts on document revision control, I talked about the importance of managing document revisions and creating standard directory structures, and tracking changes to documents. In this blog post, I'll explain why it's important to have standard document part numbers and file namin...

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Document Translation
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document revision, document naming conventions, managing document revision
Document Revision Control Part 2: Tracking Changes between Revisions

February 03, 2016 Comments

Document revision control involves many components such as managing document versions, creating a standard folder directory structure, tracking changes between revisions, establishing part number and file naming conventions, and managing many steps in the document creation and release workflow. In m...

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Document Translation
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document revision, managing document revision, creating a document structure
Document Revision Control Part 1: Managing Revisions and Creating Standard Directory Structures

January 29, 2016 Comments

For this blog post, and other blog posts in this series about revision control, I'm going to focus on a collection of documents such as technical manuals, marketing collateral or training materials. It goes without saying that your life should be easier if you have a workable revision control s...

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Category:
Document Translation
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document revision, managing document revision, creating a document structure

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