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Translations and DTP from Right to Left

We have to pay special attention when translating languages that are written from right to left, as what is a “no-brainer” for native speakers may not be for readers of an alphabet in the opposite direction. Within this group of readers we can also include clients, who often ask for our advice on some issues […]

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What Happened to the Letter Q in Turkish?

  When Turkey first became a democratically recognized sovereign country in the 1920s, it made some major changes that greatly affected the life and the culture of its citizens. In 1928, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey decreed that the language of Turkish would be Romanized, adapting a version of the Latin alphabet […]

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Things to Know about the Malay Language

Malay is a language that belongs to the Austronesian family of languages, a group that encompasses languages spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, the Pacific, a small part of continental Asia and the Indian Ocean, in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Madagascar. It is the official language of Malaysia, Brunei and […]

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Translating an InDesign File to Arabic

Translation of an InDesign file can be quite easy, in the sense that no “excess noise” is generated when processing. Since InDesign files are compatible with Trados, they can be translated directly in TagEditor after being exported as an .idml or .inx file. Once the file is translated and edited, cleaning is easy. Even if […]

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Where Is Amharic Spoken?

The Semitic languages ​​are Afro-Asiatic languages that took the name “Semitic” from the Biblical Shem, the son of Noah. The Semitic languages ​​most widely spoken today are Arabic, Amharic, Hebrew, and Tigrinya. Amharic is an official language spoken in Ethiopia, but it is also found in Egypt and Eritrea, as well as in Israel, Sweden, […]

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