Did you know that we provide Arabic Translation Services? We have recently launched an Arabic version of our website, in order to showcase our work. We have selected UAE hosting, and have chosen to display the site exclusively in Arabic. Our team translates more Arabic than any other language apart from French. Top specialisms for Arabic translation include fashion retail as well as food packaging.
In developing the site, we had to think carefully about the needs of our Arabic audience. We have carefully selected appropriate images and colours. You will notice that we have inverted our site nav when compared to a traditional English site. This is because Arabic readers scan right to left when reading.
As with all areas of our work, our translators are professionally qualified in translation. They are also native of the target language, and of relevant specialism. For Arabic to English translation therefore the translator would be an English native. However, for English to Arabic our translator is an Arabic native.
Arabic DTP and typesetting
We also offer specialist typesetting and DTP services in the Arabic language in any major design programme. DTP is particularly tricky with Arabic. This is because all standard design programmes corrupt Arabic script. The same is also true of other right to left languages such as Farsi. We have to give special treatment to Arabic when we typeset it. Illustrator and InDesign for example, are available in a right to left version for Middle east languages.
Modern Standard Arabic
The language we translate into is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). You can use MSA across all Arabic speaking counties. In spoken form there are important dialect and accent differences. However, in written form Modern Standard Arabic is the medium of business communication across the MENA region.
We have aimed to be culturally sensitve in developing the Arabic version of our website. We looked carefully at issues like choice of colours on the site, and use of images.
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