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Multilingual Desktop Publishing

Content and form go hand in hand. Through our multilingual desktop publishing (DTP) services, you can be sure that both will complement each other in the target languages of your translation projects. Once your content is translated, we first package it according to your branding or company specifications, while considering the visual preferences of the audiences that will receive it, after which we deliver polished electronic content and print-ready documents.

For some companies, desktop publishing may come as an afterthought. But having DTP experts on your team who are familiar with the formatting standards and requirements of different languages goes a long way in ensuring your company and brand are accurately represented in countries around the globe.

Multilingual DTP, which is the final stage in most translation and Localization projects, puts your localization and internationalization efforts to the test. It accounts for multi-byte and bidirectional languages, sort orders, indexing, and font issues. The list of requirements for getting your content ready for your target markets is formidable and as varied as the locales you wish to reach.

The Multilingual Desktop Publishing Team at Language Intelligence

The goal of our DTP services is to deliver a finalized file that matches the exact specifications of the source file. The multilingual DTP team at Language Intelligence can handle all requirements in any language, and can work in an extensive number of file formats, including*:

DTP & Text Formats

  • Adobe FrameMaker (.fm or .mif)
  • Adobe Indesign (.indd)
  • Adobe PageMaker (.pm)
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Comma Separated Value Spreadsheet (.csv)
  • Interleaf (.doc or .ildoc)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • Microsoft Word Document (.doc)
  • OpenDocument Presentation (.odp)
  • OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • OpenDocument Text (.odt)
  • OpenOffice Presentation(.sxi)
  • OpenOffice Spreadsheet (.sxc)
  • OpenOffice Text Document (.sxw)
  • Plain Text (.txt)
  • Quark Xpress (.qxd)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Specialized Formats

  • XML Applications such as DocBook and DITA (.book, .xml, .dita, . . . )
  • XML (.xml)

Graphic Formats

  • Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks (.png)
  • Adobe/Macromedia Freehand (.fh11, .fh10, .fh9, .fh8, . . . )
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • AutoCAD Drawings (.dwg or .dxf)
  • CorelDraw Graphics (.cdr)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • Microsoft Visio Drawing (.vsd)
  • OpenDocument Drawing (.odg)
  • OpenOffice Drawing (.sxd)
  • Other Graphic Formats (.tif, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .pct, .emf, . . . )
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg)
  • Windows Metafile (.wmf)

Web Formats

  • Adobe Macromedia Dreamweaver (.dws, .dwt, .htm, .html, .json . . . )
  • Adobe Flash (.fla)
  • ASP and ASP.Net Files (.asp or .aspx)
  • HTML Files (.htm or .html)
  • PHP Files (.php)

Help Formats

  • JavaHelp Systems (.java)
  • MadCap Flare Project (.flprj + supporting files)
  • Microsoft HTML Help (.chm)
  • RoboHelp and RoboHTML Projects (.hpj or .xpj + supporting files)
  • WebHelp Systems (.htm)

Software Formats

  • .Net Resource Files (.resx)
  • Compiled Binaries (.exe, .dll)
  • Java Properties Files (.properties)
  • Resource Files (.rc)
  • XLIFF Files (.xlf)

*The above list represents the most common formats that Language Intelligence’s DTP staff deals with. It is not all inclusive. We have worked in other formats that are legacy, not commonly used or proprietary, and are not listed here.

Get more insight into our Multilingual Desktop Publishing services by contacting us today!

We would love to hear about your unique DTP challenges and help determine whether our services would be a good fit for your specific needs. If you would like to learn more, schedule a demo, or receive pricing information please contact our sales team at sales@languageintelligence.com.