Technical glossary

Technical glossary of translation terms

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.

Foreign language DTP

This is desktop publishing (DTP) for layouts that incorporate different languages. In foreign language DTP, country-specific characters, sentences and syllable separations are adapted. Each language has different word and letter lengths, which are taken into account along with special characters, accents and word separations. The layout is adapted to the individual languages accordingly.

See also: Desktop publishing

Synonyms: Multilingual DTP, multilingual typesetting, foreign language typesetting
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