Multilingual Desktop Publishing
Desktop Publishing (DTP) serves as the final golden touch that is added to any file, polishing them in a presentable way. Whether it is a flyer, manual, brochure, presentation, promotional booklet, or any type of document, DTP is a necessary phase. It is a process that is fundamental for the quality of your localized product. This is because while localizing your product for foreign markets, factors such as cultural and linguistic group tastes must be taken into consideration. In other words, the preferred appearance of graphics, colors, icons, images and even fonts and bullets can be culturally dependent. Therefore, when you choose a partner to localize your valuable publications, you should make sure to find one that has the right experience as well as the necessary skill set to produce a perfect local version of your original product.
Our DTP experts have studied the diverse local market tastes and preferences in depth and have gained outstanding experience in all phases of the content life cycle, e.g. design, formatting and printing.
When does your translation project require DTP?
If you need to translate a document, booklet, manual or any other type of document with images or a preset layout, you will need to use DTP services to reconstruct it according to the target language layout.
When you deliver a document that has a formatted layout, that layout will be damaged if the translation is simply pasted back. This is because translated text expands (sentence length often increases). To preserve your document’s original layout and formatting, DTP work is required to correctly insert the translation back into your document, adjusting the layout accordingly.
For example, Arabic is a bidirectional language, as is Farsi, Urdu and Hebrew, and therefore requires special handling because the text usually originates in a Latin alphabet source document. This is where our role becomes crucial, by helping to flip the layout of the whole document, not an easy task for less-experienced vendors or even nonnatives. In short, when you need to flip a layout, our DTP services are there to help.
Types of Documents
- User Manuals
- Brochures & Catalogs