Technical glossary

Technical glossary of translation terms

Technical glossary

Occasionally, you’ll come across some unfamiliar terms on the intercontact website or when talking to people in the localisation and translation industry. You’ll find many of these terms listed here with short explanations.

Technical glossary

Desktop publishing (DTP)

Desktop publishing (abbreviation DTP, originally known as "publishing from the desktop") is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal ("desktop") computer. This involves design, page layout, typography and typesetting in documents that contain text and images. Used for printed items, online content and all kinds of materials, it sometimes involves foreign language DTP.

See also: Foreign language DTP

Synonyms: Desk-top publishing, DTP
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