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Desktop Publishing Arabic Text: What You Need To Know

March 04, 2015 Comments

Arabic is a Semitic language, written from right to left. It has a highly connected script, so letters seldom stand alone, and the shape of each letter varies considerably depending on its position in the word. This makes Arabic a highly complicated language for Non-Arabic readers and handling any A...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Arabic, DTP, Desktop, Publishing, Layout, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Composer, Paragraph, character, table
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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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Adobe, Arabic, Translation, DTP, desktop publishing
Egyptian Translation - What You Need to Know

January 19, 2015 Comments

In order to understand a group of people, such as Egyptians, you must have a broad knowledge of their culture. Understanding the spoken and written language and the geographic location, while vital, is only a piece of the puzzle. The customs, social habits, religion, economy, government and the pol...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Egypt, Egyptian, Franko Arab, Franko, Arab, language, Arabic
Multilanguage support in iOS 8

December 14, 2014 Comments

iOS 8 is the mobile operating system of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was released on September 17, 2014. According to the Apple website, iOS 8 is actually the biggest release for developers since the introduction Apple’s App Store. This new version also boasts the smartest keyboard ever. The...

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Apple, iOS 8, iPhone, keyboard, language, languages, Arabic, Multiple Languages
Arabic Fonts: The ongoing challenge

November 25, 2014 Comments

Finding an Arabic font with the 4 faces: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you find it, you are hampered with the technical challenges you face if you decide to use it. So what’s the problem? Why are there only a few trusted and faithful fonts for Arabi...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Arabic, Font, Fonts, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Diacritics, glyph, Harakat, Tashkeel
Top Tips for Translating Hotel Websites into Arabic

August 14, 2014 1 Comments

In a previous blog, we had outlined Arabic Translation Best Practices for hotel-related printed material like menus and brochures into Arabic. This blog serves as a continuation and discusses the top tips for translating hotel websites." The website is the online gateway to your property, and it is...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
arabic, translation, tips, hotels, website

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