Expert Urdu typesetting
WorldAccent delivers top class Urdu typesetting, either as a standalone service or as part of our range of Urdu translation services.
Our London-based studio provides a fast, economic service and takes pride in our reputation for precision and accuracy. Companies at home and abroad have trusted us for over 25 years to deliver their foreign language typesetting needs.
Find out how we can meet your organisation’s Urdu typesetting requirements. Choose one of the options below to discuss your project and get a free quote.
Experts in Urdu typesetting
The WorldAccent team brings our years of Urdu DTP and design experience to your project. We will translate your visual design from English to Urdu – ensuring that the Urdu layout conveys your style to the intended readership, while making sure the spirit of the original is maintained.
From advising on the language implications of your initial designs through to producing print-ready PDFs, our studio’s expertise ensures your project is in great hands – producing language-appropriate, elegant Urdu layouts.
Urdu layout problems solved
Producing a document in Urdu can present challenges unfamiliar to those more used to European languages. Urdu text reads from right to left so the layout of a spread must too – thereby presenting page items to an Urdu speaker in the same reading order as the English original. Our studio work with this reversing of layouts every day, providing you with the best options for your Urdu design.
All of our Urdu typesetting is carried out in-house, meaning we can respond quickly to amendments or queries. This also allows us to advise you during your design process of any potential pitfalls in Urdu. In many projects, we can even point out advantages of Urdu reading from right to left. For instance, it is possible to produce a bilingual brochure in English and Urdu with each language having its own correctly positioned front cover, reading into the middle.
We have all the technical Urdu typesetting expertise you need: an in-depth understanding of the Urdu writing system, Urdu typographical conventions, typefaces and fonts, and an authoritative knowledge of how to typeset Urdu using InDesign, Illustrator, Word, Photoshop, Excel, Powerpoint, Acrobat and more. We will typeset your Urdu documents in the Nastaliq style, which is the customary way of writing Urdu text. Naskh (standard Arabic style) is only ever used for headings and display text in Urdu.
A wide portfolio of Urdu typesetting
WorldAccent works on the widest range of Urdu projects imaginable from print to the web.
We are happy to provide samples of our Urdu typesetting when discussing your needs – client confidentially prevents us posting them on the web. Common tasks might include typesetting Urdu adverts, charity reports or community information.
Urdu translation: London to Islamabad
Whether we are only typesetting or providing the translated text as well, an expert project manager from our multilingual team will look after your Urdu project every step of the way. We are always there to advise you, while our experience ensures you receive a first-class, stylish result – on time and on budget.
Our project managers are on hand to guide you through the translation process. We are based in London but we talk to the world. You can have all the convenience of a point of contact in the UK, while having at your disposal over 25 years of experience spanning the globe.
We are proud to live and work in London– the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken. Whether you need to reach Urdu speakers in the UK or promote a product in Pakistan, you can be sure that our Urdu translation will hit home with your audience.
Delivering Urdu in a format to suit you
Your typeset Urdu document will be supplied back to you in an easy to use format, such as high resolution PDF or outlined text. Small files can be provided via email, and larger ones via our high speed FTP or on CD or DVD. Whether you need one word or a whole brochure, you can be confident of top quality Urdu typesetting delivered quickly in a manner to suit your workflow.
Naturally, translation of your multimedia project or website is available too – whether you need a few lines of Urdu or to localise your whole site and reverse its layout. Get in touch to discuss the options for translating your site into Urdu.
Some Urdu typesetting facts:
- Urdu is written right to left as opposed to English. Layouts can be reversed but beware of pictures that flip badly or contain writing.
- Nastaliq, the style of Arabic script in which Urdu is traditionally written, is one of the most difficult scripts in the world to handle on computers.
Urdu typesetting, London project management and flawless communication
Get in touch today to find out how this winning combination can meet your business’s Urdu typesetting needs. Just click on your preferred contact method below.
Need more than one language to be typeset or translated? WorldAccent also offers a wide range of multilingual typesetting and professional translation services spanning the world’s languages. Contact us now to discuss your organisation’s translation requirements.