Linux for Translators

Desktop publishing

None of the major commercial vendors of desktop publishing software is currently offering Linux versions.

This is however less of an issue than was once the case, since standard procedure is now for text to be exported from DTP applications to a format suitable for the translation workflow. This format is now in most cases XLIFF, which is supported by a number of CAT tools running on Linux.

Translators interested in DTP for its own sake, for example for producing an advertising leaflet, may find Scribus of interest.

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