Multilingual Desktop Publishing Services

What is Desktop Publishing and when is it necessary?

Desktop publishing (usually abbreviated as DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal (desktop) computer. It was first used almost exclusively for print publications, but now it also assists in the creation of various forms of online content. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic-quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing.

Desktop publishing plays an important role in multi-language translation and localization projects, such as ready-to-publish technical manuals, brochures, product descriptions, software interfaces, website localization, mobile apps, etc. Why? If you publish in multiple languages, the source content has to be optimized for the translation process in order to take into account how other languages handle fonts or how text can expand. For example: translation from English into Latin languages tends to expand in word count, requiring more space or a smaller font size. Or when translating into or from right-to-left languages, such as Arabic or Hebrew, we need to adjust the position of the text and graphics accordingly.

Another instance when you should consider DTP services is if you need your documents translated, but you only have them in a non-editable, final format (e.g., pdf files). With the help of desktop publishing tools, we are able to extract your content and submit the translated text in any format you need.

Why Language Experts Group?

Our team of experienced Desktop Publishing & Translation Specialists create and optimize your documents for publication. They work with the latest software and applications to prepare any project of any size, in any language (including Asian and right-to-left languages) and format. You do not need to do any additional work, as we have 15+ years of experience in creating finalized, screen- or print-ready translated and localized materials.

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