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What are the differences between Arabic languages?

January 05, 2014 Comments

One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients on a daily basis is: what are the differences between the Arabic "languages" used in different Arabic countries? This is quite an important question and is as complex as the Arabic language itself! The Arabic language is one of the oldest...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Arabic, Arabic Translation, Languages, Arabic Language
Arabic and Hebrew support in InDesign CS6

November 15, 2012 Comments

In order to create Arabic and Hebrew content, graphic designers and desktop publishers need to address several typographical aspects of the Arabic and Hebrew written scripts. Many people do not realize but the Arabic writing system is the second most widely used script in the world next to the La...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Adobe, Arabic, DTP
Twitter in Arabic and Right-to-Left Languages

February 01, 2012 Comments

Twitter finally is stepping into the right-to-left languages including the Arabic Language, Farsi, Urdu and Hebrew. The Twitter Translation Center is now open for volunteer translators to localize the twitter user interface into the right-to-left languages. Twitter announced on their blog Twitter...

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Category:
Global SEO
Tags:
Social Media, Arabic, Localization, Middle East
Appropriate Arabic Language Usage for Advertising

October 18, 2011 Comments

Arabic has long been considered one of the richest and most poetic languages in the world. Where is the balance between maintaining the beauty and tradition of the Arabic language with the need for short, succinct advertising messages? Is the Arabic language being compromised by a new vocabulary bei...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
UAE, DTP, Dubai, Arabic, MENA, Advertising, Marketing
Food & Beverage and Hospitality Translation Tips, Part 2

September 28, 2011 Comments

A hotel guest’s experience begins long before stepping through the door of the chosen vacation property. It begins the moment he clicks on the hotel’s website. The website needs to entice, excite and inform the visitor. It should create an engaging virtual experience so that the visitor can’t wait t...

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Category:
Hotel and Hospitality Translation
Tags:
Hotel translation, Arabic, Chinese, Document Translation
Consider Your Target Audience When Writing Content for Language Translation

September 02, 2011 Comments

A critical component for any company’s strategy for global branding and for increasing its products’ reach to global locales is “speaking the language” of the targeted consumers. Ironically, some companies invest a great deal of time and money to advertise their brands in other languages, but in som...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation, Localization, Copy writing, Arabic, UAE

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