Publishing and DTP
Our comprehensive translation services at Translation.ie include not only the expertise of our professional text translators but also high-quality Desktop Publishing (DTP) Services, which involves replacing a text in one language with the translation in another language in such a way that the page layout of your publications is preserved.
At Translation.ie, we expertly handle any major design and Desktop Publishing (DTP) software formats in their native form and seamlessly translate the content to provide you with fully formatted versions of your original files in your desired language.
We produce translations in a variety of formats and different media and provide your translations as hard copies and/or electronic files for both Windows and Macintosh platforms in all major desktop publishing software including Adobe PageMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, etc. and from any major word-processing software.
Furthermore, we also work with EPS files, PDF files, JPEG files or even vector graphics files to make your copy ready to use, including print, web and mobile platforms.
If you require translations for certain types of documents such as newsletters, brochures, books, business cards or greeting cards (among many others) that have been carefully created using Desktop Publishing (DTP) the aim is to preserve the look and feel of the original document; retaining the layout, font and formatting as is. You will certainly wish to avoid the cost of redoing DTP in each target language or the risk of introducing potentially costly errors that could prove quite labour intensive to fix.
Our DTP team prepare original source documents for translation by removing or modifying some formatting or features that make the text flow or story layouts difficult to manage in translation. Following Translation and text substitution Headings, fonts, overflows are reviewed and fixed up if necessary to ensure the documents are complete and story segments are not broken or being displayed incorrectly.
A Desktop Publishing Service for localised content requires a specific skill set; our DTP team combine their work with final LSO (Linguistic sign off) to guarantee a publishable end product. Our expert desktop publishers are aware that:
- Depending on the source and target language, translations can often swell or shrink anywhere between 10% and 25%.
- Texts in languages such as Hebrew and Arabic are written from right-to-left; requiring the complete modification of page layouts.
- The formatting of numerals can be different depending on the target and source language such as in date formatting where Arabic and Chinese files use the yyyy/mm/dd format, the United Sates mm/dd/yyyy, meanwhile in Europe we use the dd/mm/yyyy format. Not only this, but currency amounts are often written in a variety of ways both within and outside of Europe.
- Punctuation and the placement of such can vary from country to country.
- Alphabets such as Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew and Chinese all require different fonts to English.
Our team are aware of these and the many common hurdles faced when translating DTP projects, and have proven time and time again to be more than capable of meeting these unique demands for each individual project.
At Translation.ie we’re all about making your project work for you; we are consistently developing new methods to enhance our client experience.
While designs are being produced and content is still being authored you can find that your deadline to publish is shrinking rapidly. We can set out simple steps for you to follow to ensure rapid post-production of finalised and translated publications. Our experienced team can even work from your original word files, translate these and rapidly insert the translation into the final design while both the content and the design are still a work in progress; giving you a rapid turnaround time for publishing documents and saving you the extra hassle of copying and pasting translations over and over again into the source templates for each language.