8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2013 1:29 PM by Joel Cherney

    word translation

    civicdesign

      how do i translate an english word to another language in indesign?

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          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Look it up in a dictionary and type it in?

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            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            There is no translation facility in InDesign.

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              civicdesign Level 1

              Thanks Bob. Would you be able to suggest a different method? I have two specific english words that need to be translated into many different languages

              within an Indesign file. I do have a word document with some of the translations, but the cut and paste method doesn't work with the alternative languages, e.g.,

              like it would for english words—where you can paste them in your layout and then deal with them from there, resize, restyle, etc.

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                civicdesign Level 1

                Sorry if I wasn't clear. I'm looking to translate from English into another language, chinese, hindi, yiddish, hebrew, etc.

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                  TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  It's still not clear to me what you mean. Are you looking to replace

                  those 2 words in the document for each language and produce a separate

                  pdf each time?

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                    civicdesign Level 1

                    I'll continue my query elsewhere.

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                      [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                      > .. within an Indesign file. I do have a word document with some of the translations, but the cut and paste method doesn't work with the alternative languages, e.g., like it would for english words—where you can paste them in your layout and then deal with them from there, resize, restyle, etc.

                       

                      Not true. (But don't worry, it may just be you.)

                       

                      > chinese

                      Done that -- Traditional, modern, pinyin.

                       

                      > hindi

                      Sure -- that's Devanagari script, right?

                       

                      > yiddish

                      Oy, don't think I did this one. Is this Hebrew script, or Latin-based?

                       

                      > hebrew

                      Done that too.

                       

                      > etc.

                      .. like Greek, Cyrillic, Farsi (Arabic), Japanese? All possible, even with my ID of choice: CS4. Perhaps you should explain why you can't get it to work.

                       

                      A hint: there is not a single font that contains all of the characters you need. ("Arial Unicode MS" doesn't count, it's not intended for any serious multilingual typesetting.)

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                        Joel Cherney Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        You gave up awfully fast.

                         

                        For what it's worth, there's already a pretty significant amount of InDesign localization experience in this thread; all you have to do is describe your project in a more verbose way, and any of the folks who have posted can give you step-by-step guidance on how to complete your project.

                         

                        Oy, don't think I did this one. Is this Hebrew script, or Latin-based?

                        Theun, I'm going to have to revoke your oy-saying privs. You can say och or oei or whatever you Dutch folk say when you are trying to insert an interjection that implies both "Alas!" and "WTF?"

                         

                        (Pssst... it's Hebrew script. Unless you're on the Internet. )