Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Inserting special characters, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…When you're working with Spanish text, it's important to apply…the correct language dictionary for hyphenation and spell checking in Spanish.…But in addition, Spanish contains some characters and…accent marks that are not used in English.…And occasionally, you may have to input these characters.…These include, characters with a tilda above them, such as we see here.…Or, an accent mark, as we…see on the a here in graficos.…Spanish also uses reverse punctuation in some cases.…
Like exclamation points, or a question mark…at the beginning and end of a sentence.…Even if you get your text from a translator in Microsoft Word or even…in InDesign, you may not have to worry about these characters in most cases.…However, of you get markups on hard copy,…there may come an occasion where you have…to input the characters and put in edits yourself.…If you need to input some edits, how do you put these characters in?…Well, there are several ways to handle these special characters.…First of all, it's important to know that most of…
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- How to get your text translated
- Prepping files for translation
- Inserting special characters in Spanish text
- Creating a bilingual sign
- Setting up different languages on different layers
- Formatting Spanish text
- Translating image files