Category Archives: Translation


Commonly Translated Dutch Words

Following on in our translation series, this month we have been looking at the most common words to be translated into Dutch, and vice versa – and we’re not talking about “Dunglish” either Continue reading


@ sign

Translating the ‘at sign’

Communication is very important to us and no matter where we travel, people will be sharing knowledge using complex and usually ancient languages. Many Western languages share similar origins and a lot of word borrowing goes on. This has possibly never been more the case than now – rapid advancements in technology and an increasingly global community mean that we are sharing ideas almost instantly and these are often referred to by one term in many countries. We hope that by allowing access to essential PDF communications to our customers, wherever they are based in the world, we are assisting in the progression of ideas. We also like to look into how communication has changed and so decided to look into the mysterious staple of email and Twitter – @. Continue reading


French Words, Translated

So far we have examined commonly translated Russian and German words. This month we thought we’d investigate another country whose translation services benefit from PDF editing software: France. Below are lists of some of the most commonly used words in French and English and their translations. Continue reading


German Words, Translated

Following on from our blog on the most common Russian words to be translated into English, we have also had a look at the most common German words below: Continue reading


Russian Words, Translated

 

One of the biggest users of Infix are translation companies; the fact Infix allows you so much control over your PDF documents, even without the source file, is a big plus and as such it is common for translation companies to use us when they need to convert a PDF from one language to another!

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Freelance PDF Translation with Infix

As a freelance translator, I struggled for years with PDF-to-Word converters (I’ve tried them all, and there are many) and had mixed results, but the clean-up process was invariably time-consuming, having to run macros and specialized software, and get rid of pesky tags…

But with Infix, I can simply export all the text within a PDF to simple XML for easy processing in my CAT software. Even the most complex page layouts are supported.

When I brought up a minor issue with the program, support got back to me immediately – and great, fast, reliable support is a huge relief in my business, where every minute counts.

Iceni Infix is a unique offering in the plethora of PDF applications, it stands out as the de-facto best way to handle them as a freelance translator.

Many thanks to the team for an amazing product!

– Marc Rizkallah


Skeptic won-over by PDF Translation Technology

I’m reviewing the Infix PDF Editor. I was very skeptical, to be honest, because I just couldn’t see how it would manage to do all it boasted.

My business deals with translations. Many clients send PDF only material which we then have to translate. The process involves having to extract the text, translate the text, and then create, or re-create, the format for them. This process is time consuming and even with extra costs being compensated, it is a huge time management fiasco!

Your software setup was quick, the instructions were simple, and the process was painless.

First, I exported the text into XML format. It asked to save the file, so I simply added a number 2 to the end of the file name. Then I processed the translation as usual, and once done, I imported the text back into the Infix software. Wow, there it was! I did have to tinker with some layout, and I did have to move some text around a bit, but THERE IT WAS!

I think this will be ideal for smaller projects without a lot of formatting issues, but it will certainly be a step-saver even for larger projects.
Oscar Andrino
Global Business Translation Services


A PDF Editor for Freelance Writers

I’m a freelance writer and editor and work with PDFs in the course of my work every day, but I’ve never found a quick, easy and self-explanatory way to edit a pre-written PDF until today when I came across Infix PDF editor.

Often when you need some software quickly a search online using Google (or whichever search engine you prefer) will successfully turn up what seem to be the answer to your needs, but hours later you’re stuck with a selection of poorly designed or inaccessible software products on your laptop that you don’t want and still left scratching your head as to how to solve the problem, or worse, find that you’ve inadvertently downloaded something which is untrustworthy or damaging. I can’t count the number of times this has happened to me.

So I was so pleasantly surprised to find that Infix does what it claims to do, doesn’t install any unwanted extras in your computer, and is straightforward to understand, which is essential if like me you’re downloading it to use while on a deadline. I was able to select the part of the text that I needed to remove and replace it with the new lines in a couple of seconds without reading any manuals or watching any tutorials – I’ll be recommending this product to anyone who asks me for a reliable PDF editor in future.

– Jai Temple


PDF translation using MacOSX and Infix

As a freelance copywriter and translator (WillHelton.Com), I’m often called upon to work with a variety of different file types. Some of theses are easier to deal with than others and PDFs in particular can be tricky depending on how they were created and what the customer’s expectations about the finished product might be.

I was recently asked to translate two large PDF files with extensive, complex formatting. This included column layouts with enclosed graphics, diagonal and vertical text, and other complications. I’ve never really been satisfied with the results I’ve obtained so far with my current toolset, so decided to ask my fellow Mac-based translators what they find most useful. Hands down the most recommended solution was Iceni Infix and it’s easy to see why.

Installation was a breeze – simply download the dmg, double click, and drag the Infix icon into the provided shortcut to the Applications folder and then launch. You are given three installation modes to suit your particular needs: Form-filling mode (to quickly and easily fill out PDFs), Standard mode (for everyday editing and commenting of PDFs), and Professional mode (for advanced editing, translation work, find & replace in multiple documents, etc.).

Working with Infix also couldn’t be easier. The interface is very intuitive and I was able to open a very large PDF, export an XML version of the content to my favourite translation management tool, and get straight to work. The ingenious bit here for me, though, is that Infix gives you the ability to save off a working copy of your PDF to use as the template for re-importing your translated XML file later. This ensures that the finished translation preserves the formatting and layout of the original file.

If your PDF isn’t a “true PDF” (i.e. is a scanned text file), Infix also includes an OCR recognition function. Although not perfect – it is very resolution dependent and can produce duff text in spots – the ability to edit output on the fly makes it very serviceable.

In short, I’ve found Iceni Infix to be a feature-rich application that makes working with PDFs almost a joy. If you’re looking for a professional solution for editing or translating PDF files, I highly recommend giving Iceni Infix a try.

– Will Helton


That’s when my troubles began.

I’ve been using Infix on and off for a few years now and never had any regrets. It all started when I had to translate a brochure from English into Russian while maintaining the original style and layout.
 
That’s when my troubles began.
 
Lacking a proper professional Adobe Acrobat software I’d gone through a number of third-party PDF editors but even my favorite Foxit Phantom couldn’t handle the layout properly. In some cases text boxes needed resizing, in others Cyrillic symbols were not available, some editors would break down the original into too many objects making it way too tedious.
 
That’s when I stumbled upon Infix and was stunned by the number of tweaks and features I gained control over that at times it felt Adobe itself couldn’t have done a better job. Moreover Infix’s interface is originally designed around editing needs making it very convenient with all the needed tools accessible from a single toolbar. In terms of text editing, Infix flexibility makes me feel like I’ m working in a Microsoft Word environment while objects manipulation reminds of the Page Maker control over page layout.
 
To make it short, Infix became to me a one-stop solution for all my PDF editing needs.
 
Thank you, Iceni!
Regards,
Andrei