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Preparing Source Files for Language Translation

September 05, 2011 Comments

In several previous blogs, GPI has frequently referred to “source language” files or “source files.” For clients new to language translation services, the biggest surprise may be the number of source files that can be required for a complex project, e.g. an extensive website localization project. Bu...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Source files, document translation, website translation, software translation, localization services, translation services, website localization, translation process, translation method
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
Food & Beverage and Hospitality Translation Tips

August 22, 2011 Comments

In this blog I will focus on perhaps the most common localization service in the hospitality and food and beverage (F&B) industries: menu translation. Many potential clients expect that menus would be one of the easiest translation services to accomplish. In reality, menu translation can be one of t...

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Category:
Hotel and Hospitality Translation
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Hotel translation, menu translation, food and beverage translation, Arabic, Chinese, Document Translation
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
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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

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