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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
Working with Arabic Language in Adobe Illustrator

August 29, 2011 Comments

The benefits of Adobe Illustrator are particularly pronounced if you have an Illustrator diagram with text that must be translated and formatted for Arabic or other bidirectional (BiDi) languages. Adobe Illustrator lets you create graphics and text in vector format which is resolution independent. Y...

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Category:
Document Translation
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UAE, DTP, Dubai, Arabic, MENA, Adobe, Document Translation, Graphic
How to Create a Quote for Document Translation Services

July 28, 2011 15 Comments

Many of us find ourselves in team meetings or phone calls where someone needs to know how much translating a document costs. Whether you are a trainer who needs to translate a User Guide for new eastern European markets, or an advertising agency team member who must advise a client on brochure trans...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation cost, Translation services, Desktop publishing services, DTP, Document translation, glossary, project management
Optimizing InDesign Documents for Translation with Tables

July 25, 2011 Comments

Many of us remember the early, dark days of InDesign desktop publishing (DTP) when there were no real tables. Users had to create “fake” tables with a combination of tabbed text and manually drawn vertical and horizontal rules. “Real” tables have been available in InDesign for years, and they can au...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
Using PDF in Illustrator When Source Files are Lost

June 29, 2011 2 Comments

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a versatile file format that can represent both vector and bitmap data. Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful vector graphics editors and it is a great tool for working with these kinds of files. In fact, the native Adobe Illustrator file format (*.AI)...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, PDF
How Acrobat X Benefits Post-Translation Review

June 15, 2011 1 Comments

Adobe Acrobat is used in a variety of ways in language translation projects. Perhaps its most common use is to enable specifically annotated PDF files which indicate required changes to documents after the language translation process. Your translation company no doubt uses some form of Adobe Acrob...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, source files, PDF, Adobe, Word, Acrobat, DTP, Document Translation, graphic

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