Bulgarian desktop publishing and typesetting services
Adelphi are Bulgarian desktop publishing (DTP) and translation specialists.
All the Bulgarian desktop publishing is handled in-house by our own typesetting studio and includes the production of brochures, packaging, manuals and other print materials.
Bulgarian desktop publishing service
All our Bulgarian desktop publishing and typesetting is handled in-house and carried out by our own experienced typesetters. Adelphi Translations have been producing Bulgarian desktop publishing for over 20 years. We produce all kinds of Bulgarian desktop publishing materials including corporate brochures, packaging, business cards, posters and manuals, not just in Bulgarian but also in over 100 other languages.
Adelphi offers a complete Bulgarian desktop publishing and typesetting localisation service to its customers
Bulgarian, along with the closely related Macedonian language (collectively forming the East South Slavic languages), has several characteristics that set it apart from all other Slavic languages. It is written with the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet.
Adelphi works for companies and organisations such as Disney, Vidal Sassoon, and Jaguar Land Rover, to list a few. Plus international aid agencies such as Amnesty International, Refugee Action, UNICEF and the Refugee Council as well as many translation agencies and publishing companies all over the world.
Our DTP services include:
- Bulgarian Document Translations
- Bulgarian Proofreading
- Bulgarian Desktop publishing using all major publishing software
- Desktop publishing into over 120 languages
- DTPQA quality assurance checking of documents
- Localisation of graphics in documents
- Dedicated project manager
- Fast turnaround
- Print ready PDFs set to your specifications
- 100% work carried out In-house by our own DTP studio
What is the difference between Desktop publishing and Typesetting
- Typesetting is also defined as: Typesetting is the process, the craft, of setting the type for a document, not to be confused with typography, which is the art of designing the type.
- Desktop publishing is also defined as: The production of printed matter by means of a printer linked to a desktop computer, with special software.
Desktop publishing tips for localising English materials
In some designs the pages are simply filled with text, leaving no room for text expansion. Most languages (with some notable exceptions) run longer than English and some of them run much longer. This causes the localised versions to have to make some sort of compromise: either text becomes smaller or a condensed font is used, or some material is completely cut out for brevity. Neither scenario is ideal, so it is much better to consider this aspect of the task at the design stage.
Overuse of text formatting features like coloured text, bold text and italic text etc. can slow down the localisation process, as the formatting needs to be applied to the precise word or phrase in translation that is equivalent to the English. Sometimes, this does not work at all if the target language has a dramatically different word order.
Embedded, non-editable text in images require extra attention, and can slow things down dramatically, especially when over the main part of the image. Where possible, the text should be made available for editing in InDesign. If not, we will require all of the PSD files to work with.
Avoid designing paragraphs or “word clouds” with mixed font sizes that look good in English but have no chance of being replicated in the target language: quite often they do not have the same impact when localised and can often be “lost in translation”. Furthermore, due to word order difference, key words in English at the beginning of a sentence might end up in the middle or at the end of the sentence when translated.
One of the most frequent issues we encounter is incorrect and inconsistent usage of style sheets, in particular where one style has been used but in some instances bold text, italics or even different fonts have been changed manually. This can cause the most significant delays of all, and is the biggest source of small typos we encounter during internal QA.
Sending the artwork to be typeset BEFORE it is signed off by the client is never a good idea, and neither are new design changes after we have already started the work. We can do nothing in situations like these where significant changes are requested mid-project but start again and present new figures for the work, delaying work and incurring further costs for the client.