Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)

CSOFT provides professional and competitive multilingual publishing services in over 100 languages. Our desktop publishing specialists work with all industry-standard desktop publishing and graphics tools, such as Adobe FrameMaker, PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop, as well as QuarkXPress, Macromedia Robohelp, Webworks, and other software tools. We offer complete support for DTP on Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms.

In addition to regular publishing and graphic design skills, our professional, multilingual DTP team excels in the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of international layout issues and typographical conventions
  • Understanding of language and character set issues in multilingual documentation
  • Expert knowledge of file conversions between translation memory tools and DTP applications
  • Extensive knowledge of more than 100 foreign languages
  • Single-source publishing
  • Technical experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML (for online help system)

Once translation and editing are complete, our publishing team will begin the DTP production process. The DTP team formats localized text to match the English layout. They adjust fonts, graphics, and tables, and update tables of contents, indexes, and all other links according to international typographical rules and industry standard practices.

There are usually two types of publishing projects: printed and online documentation. Our DTP team has developed a number of checklists for each type of publishing project, so that we can consistently provide the highest quality work.

CSOFT is experienced with a variety of documentation formats including:

  • InDesign
  • FrameMaker books and manuals
  • QuarkXPress marketing collateral
  • Compiled HTML Help (.chm) and JavaHelp
  • WinHelp
  • Ready Set Go
  • Quicksilver Pro

CSOFT also conducts regular training sessions for our DTP teams to share project experience and to learn new software features, so that we can continuously improve the quality of our work. We maintain a set of internal guidelines for multilingual DTP productions, such as font selection, text expansion treatment and PDF output to ensure the consistent quality of production for which we are well-known.

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For more information on how CSOFT can assist you with your translation requirements, please contact us through this website, or call us at +1-415-889-8989 in North America and Europe, +86-10-5736-6000 in Asia.

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