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Arabic Typesetting

Welcome to WorldAccent, a trusted UK provider of Arabic typesetting services to business and organizations since 1989.

Our experience and meticulous approach mean that you can count on us to typeset your publications in Arabic to a high standard, using either pre-existing text or our integrated Arabic translation service.

An expert project manager from our London office will oversee your job from receipt through to delivery, ensuring that it completes on time and on budget.

Find out how we can fulfil your Arabic typesetting requirements by contacting us for a free quote.

Expert typesetting in Arabic

Our in-house studio provides a fast, economic service and takes pride in its reputation for precision and accuracy. The team brings years of Arabic DTP and design experience to your project. With our array of Arabic fonts, we can rework your visual design from English to Arabic, whilst preserving your style for your intended readership, and maintaining the spirit of the original.

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 and guarantees polished Arabic layouts.

Your typeset Arabic document will be supplied back to you in an easy to use format, such as high resolution PDF or outlined text. We can also supply Arabic ePubs if required.

For complete peace of mind, some clients prefer WorldAccent to provide the Arabic text translation. This synergy allows us to deliver the maximum benefits of our efficient workflow and cutting edge technology, saving you time and money in the long run.

Arabic page layout problems solved

Producing a publication in Arabic can present challenges unfamiliar to those more used to European languages. Arabic text reads from right to left, so the layout of a spread must too – thereby presenting page items to an Arabic 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 Arabic design.

We typeset Arabic ourselves, which means we can respond quickly to amendments or queries. This also allows us to advise you during your design process of any potential pitfalls in Arabic. In some cases, we can even point out advantages of Arabic reading from right to left. For instance, it is possible to produce a bilingual brochure in English and Arabic with each language having its own correctly positioned front cover, reading into the middle.

We have all the technical expertise you need: an in-depth understanding of the Arabic writing system, Arabic typographic conventions, typefaces and fonts, and an authoritative knowledge of how to typeset Arabic using InDesign, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Word, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Acrobat and more.

Whether you need one word, a brochure, or an entire book, you can be confident of top quality Arabic typesetting delivered quickly in a manner to suit your workflow.

Layout flip for Arabic typesetting, London
Arabic reads from the right. In this piece of Arabic typesetting, London's outline does not flip, even though the rest of the layout does in order to preserve the reading order.

Selecting the best Arabic font

Arabic typefaces are very different to English. They not only contain a totally different alphabet, but Arabic words are largely written cursively (with characters “joined up”), even in print. But many of the same criteria apply when selecting an Arabic font for typesetting: an end client’s preferences, the “feel” a designer intends to convey, the space available, printing constraints, and so on.

Our experienced team will help you choose a suitable Arabic font from our extensive collection, or we can select one ourselves whilst working to your brief.

Read more about Arabic fonts on our blog.

A wide portfolio of Arabic design

WorldAccent has worked on converting a wide range of documents to Arabic.

We are happy to provide samples of our Arabic typesetting when discussing your needs – client confidentiality prevents us posting them on the web. Common tasks can include Arabic business cards, promotional materials or an entire financial report through to art or exhibition brochures, charity reports or even whole books.

Contact us for samples of our previous work.

Some key points on typesetting Arabic:

Arabic typesetting, London project management and flawless communication

Get in touch today using the buttons below to find out how this winning combination can meet your Arabic typesetting and translation needs.

Need typesetting in more than just Arabic? WorldAccent also offers multilingual typesetting and multilingual translation services spanning the world’s languages.

Detail of NGO factsheet typeset in Arabic by WorldAccent
Detail of exhibition guide in Arabic typeset by WorldAccent
Detail of OUP promotional brochure in Arabic typeset by WorldAccent
Detail of childrens' book in Arabic typeset by WorldAccent