Industry-Leading Desktop Publishing & Graphics

CSOFT provides professional and competitive multilingual publishing services in over 100 languages.

Our desktop publishing  (DTP) specialists work with all industry-standard desktop publishing and graphics tools, such as Adobe FrameMaker, PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop, as well as QuarkXPress, Macromedia Robohelp, Webworks, and others. We offer complete support for DTP on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms.

In addition to our desktop publishing and graphic design skills, our professional and multilingual desktop publishing team excels in the following:

Single source publishing

Expert knowledge of file conversions between translation memory tools and desktop publishing applications

In-depth knowledge of international layout issues and typographical conventions

Understanding of language and character set issues in multilingual documentation

Extensive knowledge of over 100 foreign languages

Technical experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML (for online help systems)

Layout localization

Once translation and editing are complete, our team will begin the desktop publishing production process. The DTP team formats the localized text to match the English layout. They adjust fonts, graphics and tables, and update tables of contents, indexes and all links according to international typographical rules and industry standard practices.

High quality outcomes

There are usually two types of publishing projects: printed documentation and online documentation. Our desktop publishing team has developed a number of checklists for each type of publishing project so that we can consistently provide work of the highest quality.

Training programs

CSOFT also conducts regular training sessions for our DTP teams to share project experience and to learn new software features, so that we can continuously improve the quality of our work. We maintain a set of internal guidelines for multilingual desktop publishing productions, such as font selection, text expansion treatment, and PDF output to ensure the consistent quality of production for which we are renowned.

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