Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Strategy overview, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…For our first project, we are going to take a how to create bilingual signage.…You can see examples of signs in both English and Spanish almost everyday.…But what's the best way to create this type of signage?…We are going to create three common signs.…First, a simple one-word bilingual exit sign.…Next, we'll create a bilingual sign containing…a phrase to turn off cell phones.…Then we'll create a slightly more complicated…bilingual sign with multiple parts that's a…warning that an area is slippery when wet.…
Finally, we'll see how to combine all these signs, each of…which is a different size, into one file using different page sizes.…Remember, the first step for any project involving…Spanish, is to to obtain a good quality translation.…And unless you have only a one word sign like,…exit, that you can easily look up on the web,…you should probably have a professional translation done.…There are plenty of websites selling pre-made bilingual signs but we found…at least a half dozen different…translations for our slippery when wet sign.…
Want to learn more? Check out Multilingual Publishing Strategies with InDesign.
- 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