Digital editing by Landoor

Publishers determined to effectively and successfully meet the challenges of modern digital publishing rely on Landoor for the translation and localization of e-books and multimedia content. Landoor’s editorial division combines the widely respected know-how of its specialized translators and editors and thirty years of experience alongside prestigious international publishing houses with the power of last-generation technologies and sophisticated expertise in new digital solutions. This mix enables Landoor to masterfully handle the translation and localization of digital products originally intended for print and then converted to digital, as well as products designed from the start to interface with computer software and mobile devices. Using sophisticated technologies, Landoor is particularly competitive in the localization of e-books, i.e., digital texts designed to be read on e-readers, tablets, smartphones and PCs.

E-publishing file formats

With its IT division and in synergy with the Editorial division, Landoor partners with publishers, public bodies and institutions, research centers and universities to prepare even the most complex digital texts requiring advanced coding processes. We work with a wide variety of file formats, including the classic PDF (for fixed lay-outs) and HTML and ePub files (for reflowable formats), and also offer, if necessary, seamless conversion from the more traditional formats for print publishing (InDesign, FrameMaker) to those used for e-publishing.

Mark-up languages for text processing

Our IT division processes texts using both procedural languages (such as RTF, which maintains the layout and images in a document but is not very portable from one platform to the next) and declarative languages (like HTML and XML). These languages may be used on all operating systems (MacOS, Windows, Linux, etc.), any digital support (hard disk, smartphone, tablet or web page) and with any text editing software.

XML file visualization

To view the XML texts they need to be associated with stylesheets. The two most popular formats are currently XSL and CSS. XSL is an advanced standard that defines the stylistic features of the document and can also modify and transform them. CSS is less sophisticated. It easily attaches style properties to the elements of the mark-up document but it does not permit changes to be made.

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