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Increased Chinese Tourism to UAE Leads to New Services

June 03, 2011 1 Comments

In recent years, the economic and trade cooperation between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led to smooth development. In fact, the number of Chinese visitors to the UAE increased by 58 percent in 2010. The challenges of addressing Chinese cultural correctness in content that originate...

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Category:
Hotel and Hospitality Translation
Tags:
China, UAE, Chinese, Arabic, translation, localization, marketing
Optimizing InDesign files for Translation with Automatic TOC

June 01, 2011 Comments

Adobe InDesign is a rich and powerful publishing tool, and is one of the most popular source document formats for marketing materials translated into other languages. Unfortunately, many InDesign users have not mastered some advanced features which will save a great deal of time and money in post-tr...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe InDesign
Why a Localization Kit is Essential for Documentation Translation

May 27, 2011 Comments

Customers new to translation ask us what they need to provide in order to get an accurate quote for project cost and scope. You will need to provide the same items to your translation company for a quotation that you would provide to initiate an actual translation project. Your translation company ...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Document translation, localization kit, project management
Importance of Client Review Cycle in Translation

May 23, 2011 4 Comments

Some clients expect to send out a source file and then step out of the translation process; however, it is their involvement in the translation, specifically the review process, that ensures that the most accurate and effective multilingual end product is delivered by their language service provider...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation, project management, review, PDF
Speaking the Languages of Online Marketing in UAE

May 17, 2011 3 Comments

Most Arabic online users or Arabic residents in the UAE are bilingual; they are able to read both the Arabic language and the English language. This means that you’ll have to “think like them” and “speak their languages” to ensure that your marketing message serves their goals and your goals. Doing...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
UAE, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Arabic, language, WWW L10N, cultural L10N, SEO, SEM, keywords
Extracting Word Format Source Files from PDF

May 11, 2011 7 Comments

Nearly every customer finds themselves in the embarrassing situation of not having a critical source file for translation in the appropriate desktop publishing (DTP) format. Sometimes, all that is available is a PDF file derived from a “lost” source file in FrameMaker, InDesign or Word format. Rega...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, source files, PDF, Adobe, Word, FrameMaker

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