But when we work with clients from the East, we have to analyze an create a budget for languages such as Arabic, Japanese and Korean.
Consider, then, the rates of contraction or expansion of translation in these language pairs.
English to Arabic: 25% expansion
English to Japanese: 20-60% expansion, depending on the topic (transliteration to the Latin alphabet expands the text)
English to Korean: 10-15% contraction
Arabic to English: 25% contraction
Japanese to English: 10-55% contraction (the safest method is to divide the number of Japanese characters by 1.5)
Korean-English: 15-20% expansion