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Estonian Desktop Publishing, typesetting and InDesign translation services by Tilti Multilingual – the highest quality by experienced DTP managers. We provide solutions for:
- business cards
- 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 Estonian 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 Estonian language employs the Latin Estonian alphabet. See further how it may influence the layout of your materials.
Estonian letters are not joined within a word (i.e. not a cursive script), at least not obligatory. It means that spacing between letters can be applied relatively safely, if the design calls for it.
Estonian uses 6 additional, non-standard Latin letters, that may not be shared with other varieties of the same writing system. If you wish to use a specific font, it is important that it supports these symbols.
The language is written in the left-to-right 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 Estonian is 8 letters, which is 1 character longer than the average. This usually means that a translated text becomes vertically (and possibly horizontally) longer. It is not recommended to break words into multiple lines in typeset documents, so more words end up being pushed to the next line. Hence the additional vertical height of the text.
Frequently Asked Questions about Estonian 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 Estonian DTP?
Estonian DTP requires a font that supports the Latin script. It should also support the following special characters: ä, õ, ö, š, ü.