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Arabic Desktop Publishing, typesetting and InDesign translation services by Tilti Multilingual – the highest quality by experienced DTP managers. We provide solutions for:

  • handbooks
  • brochures
  • business cards
  • posters
  • other materials

Our experienced InDesign managers and native translators make sure that the content and the design are brought together accurately, retaining their intended meaning and appearance.

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Specifics of Arabic DTP

The way you document looks like is influenced not only by its contents, but also by the specifics of the writing system used. The Arabic language employs the Arabic abjad. See further how it may influence the layout of your materials.

Arabic DTP example – handbook
Arabic handbook example

Text spacing

Arabic letters are generally written in cursive, this is, letters in a word are joined. Even more so, the shapes of the letters may change depending on what letters are around them. Because of this, it is not advised to use in-word letter spacing in Arabic DTP. It will probably look unnatural, or even incomprehensible.

Capital or uppercase letters are not used i.e. the script is not case sensitive. It is thus advisable to not rely on uppercase too much. While making a particular part of the text just bigger will have a similar effect, it will not change the form of the letters.

Appearance

Arabic letters traditionally do not use italics. There usually are just a few fonts that support designated italics, as there is no tradition of using them in the language. Slanting the text is always possible, but this may look unnatural, and so is not recommended.

The language is written in the right-to-left fashion. If the original text was in a language with the opposite writing direction, the overall layout should be mirrored in the process of desktop publishing.

The average word length in Arabic is 6 letters, which is 1 character shorter than the average of all the languages. It is probable that your text will be able to contract and expand with much more flexibility. This applies to both dimensions, vertical and horizontal.

Frequently Asked Questions about Arabic DTP services

Here are some of the most frequent questions about the service.

How long will it take to complete my document?

On average, a DTP specialist can process 10 pages per hour. The time may change based on the quality of the files, whether the fonts you supply support the required characters, as well as the general complexity of the documents.

What documents do you work with?

Instructions, guides, manuals, packaging, business cards, posters, books, booklets, and any other documents that you might need.

What fonts are suitable for Arabic DTP?

Arabic DTP requires a font that supports the Arabic script.

Succesful Cooperations

Computer Science & Tech

Computer-Assisted Translation of XML Files

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Marketing & Sale

Localization of POS Material in Indesign

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Technology

Software Localization for an Online-Shop

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Engineering

Translation and Desktop Publishing of Technical Drawings

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