The different written forms of Chinese – Traditional and Simplified – are both attractive languages for creative typesetting and SanTranslate works with both. Here are some of our observations and tips.

Our experience is that Simplified Chinese lends itself more easily to small sized fonts (10pt) than the more complex characters of Traditional Chinese.

We prefer to set the text as outlined EPS as this is the best way to prevent any problems that might arise from using different fonts. We know that clients are often concerned about whether their typeset Chinese will turn out OK so we always provide a free final quality check with their printing team to ensure that there are no problems.

We work in both Quark and the Adobe family although we find the latter more accommodating of Chinese fonts and so less prone to difficulties.

Check our typesetting guide and formatting capabilities for more information.

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