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Need multilingual typesetting services? Look no further. We can work in Adobe InDesign and Canva and produce world-class typeset documents in any language.

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Multilingual typesetting in 150+ languages

There is more to translations than just changing words from one language to another. It is also vital that translated text appears correctly and is accessible for its readers.

Different languages have different typesetting requirements and rules, such as appropriate line height, text direction, and characters which can and can't end a line or sentence. Multilingual typesetting involves placing translated text in documents, following all of these requirements, and must be done by professionals who are well versed in this skill.

It is highly recommended that you engage a professional typesetter, particularly for non-Latin scripts, and we have a team of them ready to make your documents look professional and clean.

Only the best multingual typesetting specialists

We work exclusively with experienced and professional multilingual typesetters, also known as desktop publishers. Typesetting in different languages is extremely fiddly and requires experience and a sound understanding of a large range of language scripts.

We exclusively engage multilingual typesetting experts who produce the highest quality translated documents. After the typesetter has placed the translated text in your documents, we then get the translator to conduct another review, to give you extra peace of mind that your translated materials are displaying text correctly in whatever language they are in.

Right to Left Scripts

Did you know that many languages are written and read in the opposite direction to English? These include Arabic, Assyrian, Dari and Farsi.

It is vital that you engage a professional typesetter for these languages, as you cannot simply copy and paste translated text in these languages, as it will not display correctly and will not be well received by speakers of these languages.

Our typesetters are well acquainted with the requirements of right to left languages, and will ensure your translated materials display correctly, whatever format they are in.

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Multilingual typesetting for every industry

Whether you need pamphlets translated using your branding and designs or posters to be displayed in multicultural hubs, we have the right translators and typesetters to get it done. We offer a full suite of services which can be tailored to your industry.

Check out some real-world case studies

For over 10 years, we've been helping our clients by professionally typesetting multilingual content, and delivering a premium quality end product. Check out some of the work we've done in this space.

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We were proud to work with the Attorney-General's Department to assist the important cause of encouraging culturally and linguistically diverse Australians to share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission. Take a look at the videos we created.

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Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women's health. Ethnolink was approached to help Jean Hailes communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse women — here's what we delivered.

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ALMO Milk

ALMO Milk was looking to expand their Australian almond milk business overseas, but needed multicultural communications experts to make it happen. With the help of Ethnolink, ALMO was able to launch in China and establish a foothold in the world's fastest growing market, leading to a significant increase in sales — check out how they did it.

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Multilingual typesetting FAQs

According to Merriam-Webster, typesetting is “the process of setting material in type or into a form to be used in printing…the process of producing graphic matter (as through a computer system).”

In the context of translation, multilingual typesetting involves placing translated text in your designs i.e. brochures, pamphlets, fact sheets etc.

This can become very challenging when working with languages such as Burmese, Arabic and Thai, with complex writing systems that don't always display correctly. This is when we strongly recommend our professional typesetting services.

Whilst your graphic designer may understand English typesetting requirements, unless they are experienced in working with other languages, we don't recommend using your own graphic designer.

Our professional multilingual typesetters work with different scripts every day and know the requirements to ensure that all language scripts display correctly in all documents. If you don't engage someone who understands how other language scripts work, your professional translations may be published with errors, that go unnoticed by you - but they won't go unnoticed by your target audience.

Yes we can typeset Arabic and any language for that matter.

Yes we can typeset Adobe InDesign files for you. If you provide us with the working files, our multilingual typesetters can place translated text directly in your InDesign files.

Just mention this to our Translation Strategists and they will advise you on the best way to move forward with your project.

Depending on the number of files, languages and words in your project, typesetting can add a few extra days to the timeline of your project.

If you have an urgent deadline, let us know and we can expedite your project and still include typesetting, however please discuss this with our Translation Strategy team who will be able to give you a more personalised timeline.

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