RE: Arabic text in multilingual manual

Subject: RE: Arabic text in multilingual manual
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:12:24 -0400

One notable difference is that in the American Jewish sacred texts, the
reader often wants to jump between the two languages (for several
reasons). In the multilingual manual, most readers want to read only a
single language.

By the way, many bilingual American Jewish sacred texts are bound on the
right. Some texts give facing pages identical numbers, while others give
each page a unique number. But in any case, pagination is always "front
to back."

-----Original Message-----
From: voxwoman
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:17 PM
To: Mike Sawyer
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Arabic text in multilingual manual

Since the book is an electronic PDF, would it be possible to create each
language version in a separate PDF file and then bundle them in a PDF
Portfolio where the user can select the book in the appropriate language
from a landing page? That avoids all bizarre pagination issues, and lets
each user feel like the company is paying attention to their individual

In American Jewish sacred texts presented as books, the right-hand page
is typically the English translation of the Hebrew appearing on the
left-hand page. The book's pagination and binding follow normal English
conventions (bound on the left, pagination front to back).

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