Typesetting and Desktop Publishing Service in Dutch

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.

Your documents typeset by experts and checked by Dutch linguists

If we are provided with the source text in a standard, fully editable format such as Word or Excel and asked to produce a translation in any language, then this is straightforward.

If however the translation needs to fit within a layout that combines elements such as text, numerical data, photographs, illustrations, other graphics and special formatting, then you may need the help of one of our typesetters.

Just let us know how we can help you.

What information would we need from you?

  1. What language is your source document?
  2. What is the subject matter?
  3. As translated texts don’t always take-up the same amount of room, have you taken this into account with the design of your document so that it will accommodate versions in different languages such as Dutch?
  4. Remember some languages read from right to left.  Will your design allow for right to left reading languages?
  5. What software package have you used to design the original?  Are you able to send us the source files, including any pictures or graphics?
  6. How many words is your source document?
  7. How many pages is your typeset version?
  8. Would you require the translated typeset version to be proofread by a native speaker after the typesetting stage?

Which languages read from right to left?

The main languages are:

  • Arabic
  • Aramaic
  • Azeri
  • Dhivehi/Maldivian
  • Hebrew
  • Kurdish (Sorani)
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Urdu

What will our Dutch proofreaders consider?

Our proofreaders will carefully check the formatting of a document to ensure that sentences don’t appear twice, a word has not been cut off inappropriately, headings are in bold if they should be, titles to illustrations have not been omitted.  This is especially important post desktop publishing or typesetting.

How is the cost for Dutch typesetting calculated?

  • The cost depends on the number of pages
  • The cost depends on the complexity of the layout

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Dutch language.

Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 28 million speakers (in 2012), mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France, around Dunkerque. Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. The official or standard form of Dutch is known as Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands (ABN), ‘General Civilized Dutch’. It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. An association known as the Taalunie (Language Union), which was set up by governments of the Netherlands and Flanders, regulates the orthography and spelling of ABN. Alternative names for ABN are Algemeen Nederlands (AN), General Dutch, and Standaardnederlands, Standard Dutch. The Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium are collectively known as Flemish (Vlaams). They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.

Where is Dutch most widely spoken?

Dutch is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but it is also the official language of Flanders, the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium. Worldwide, Dutch is a national language in Suriname (South America), Aruba and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean).
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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