Multilingual DTP and Graphic Services
Good translation isn’t limited to words; layout makes the message, with different rules in different languages, shaping how your message is perceived by your target audience. That’s why Responsive Translation offers DTP assistance in any foreign language you might require.
Our capabilities include a range of foreign-language graphic services for print and web: file preparation, design, image editing, layout and quality assurance. Everything you need to ensure that your document or project is picture perfect for your stakeholders.
File Preparation: We prepare documents, extract text and/or convert files to the most suitable format for the translation process. We typically encourage translation clients to provide us with an editable text format, such as Word, InDesign and PowerPoint, since PDFs and other non-editable file formats require preparation work and the final translated documents may not look exactly like the original files. But we know that editable text formats aren’t always available.
Design: We create new designs and templates, or modify existing designs and images, to ensure that the translation is attractively presented and localized for your target audience.
Image Editing: We edit the texts that appear within images so that your translation is cohesive and understood.
Layout: We adjust the layout to ensure that the translation fits appropriately in the target language. Did you know that translated texts can expand or shrink depending on the language combination? A document translated from English to Spanish may be as much as 30% longer, while a document translated from Arabic to English may be as much as 25% shorter.
Quality Assurance (QA): Our expert linguists use their eagle eyes to check all formatting and text before publication and ensure peace of mind. In fact, we always recommend to clients that even if they have a design department within their company, the formatting and quality assurance should be handled by our translation company as our linguists can confirm that the document is ready to be published. We run as many DTP plus QA steps as needed until the document is absolutely perfect.
DTP Software and Applications
Our DTP specialists work with a variety of software programs and applications, including: Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Canva, CorelDraw, InkScape, Joomag, Lucidpress, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio, OpenDocument, QuarkXPress, Scribus and many more.
We accept a wide range of file formats and can produce files in those formats too, including: Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .ait), Adobe Illustrator Draw (.draw), Adobe Illustrator Line (.line), Adobe PDF (.pdf), AutoCAD Drawing (.dwg), AutoCAD Interchange File (.dxf), BMP (.bmp, .rle, .dib), Computer Graphics Metafile (.cgm), CorelDRAW (.cdr), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps, .epsf, .ps), Enhanced Metafile (.emf), GIF89a (.gif), Illustrator EPS (.eps, .epsf, .ps), JPEG (.jpg, .jpe, .jpeg), JPEG2000 (.jpf, .jpx, .jp2, .j2k, .j2c, .jpc), Macintosh PICT (.pic, .pct), Microsoft RTF (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc), Microsoft Word DOCX (.docx), PCX (.pcx), Photoshop (.psd, .pdd), Pixar (.pxr), PNG (.png, .pns), SVG (.svg), SVG Compressed (.svgz), Targa (.tga, .vda, .icb, .vst), Text (.txt), TIFF (.tif, .tiff), Windows Metafile (.wmf) and many more. Just ask if you don’t see what you need listed here.
Responsive Translation offers multilingual DTP and graphic services to ensure that your document is presented in just the right way for your target audience. For more information, or to get your project started, please contact us today.