Professional Urdu typesetting services

Over 20 years providing Urdu typesetting services, producing Urdu brochures, Urdu manuals, and Urdu packaging creating print-ready PDFs.

Adelphi is an Urdu typesetting company that has worked with hundreds of advertising and design agencies and their clients to break into new markets and adapt their message into Urdu. As well as working for translation agencies worldwide, Adelphi has been a trusted supplier for companies such as Disney, Jaguar Land Rover, the Royal Armouries, HSBC, Barclays bank, Vidal Sassoon, the Overseas Development Institute, and Amnesty International.

As a truly professional Urdu typesetting company, we don’t subcontract your work, our highly experienced staff produces all our typesetting in-house. We also proofread and DTP QA the work before submitting a PDF proof for approval, keeping you in control at all stages.

Urdu typesetting requires flipping the document so it reads right to left, also so it can be read with the correct pagination in place.

We produce all kinds of Urdu print materials including corporate brochures, packaging, business cards, posters, and manuals.

There are two Urdu scripts that use Naskh and Nastaliq. Naskh is based on the Arabic script whereas Nastaliq is written in a Perso-Arabic and is more ornate in style.


Naskh is quickly phasing out Nastaliq and is used in almost 100% of the Urdu typesetting we produce.

A basic guide to translation of InDesign files using translation software

By using an IDML file exported from InDesign we can speed up the translation and typesetting process when using translation memory software. This method keeps all the formatting from the original InDesign file such as links, character and paragraph styles and fonts plus any interactive elements such as cross-references.

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Graphics localization

We can also localize any graphics in the document using Photoshop or Illustrator, depending on the image we could require the original layered data with live text, not outlined text. We have the latest Adobe CC applications.

Data required

We need the English original data for us to adapt into Urdu, this is usually supplied by the design agency as a “data collect or package” which includes all images, fonts, and links (images) to the document. Without these, we cannot create a print-ready PDF as the deliverable.

Deliverable data

We can supply the finished Urdu document as a print-ready PDF set to your specifications, if required we can also outline the text in InDesign so you can print from the InDesign file itself.

Book localization

Adelphi has localized many books, here are just a few examples read more here. Adelphi provides book translation and localizing into over 100 languages for publishing companies and authors.

Get the most out of your typesetting localization project – tips and advice read more here

  • Many languages will expand once translated from English, so we’d recommend you leave some space for this. If in doubt, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
  • Your style can be central to your project, but sometimes simple really is best. Drop caps, bold, italics and color text in the same paragraph can sometimes not translate into your chosen language in the way required to reproduce the effect. By avoiding these you can keep your costs down and speed up delivery.
  • Drop caps and uppercase for emphasis can look great in English, but some languages don’t use them. This is where our company’s typesetting experience can help you.
  • If you want to place text over an image, try to add it to the document rather than in the image itself. That way we can edit exactly what you need changing.
  • As an experienced typesetting agency, we know our fonts and some languages have more restrictions than English. Our staff can show you which fonts work in whichever language you desire, right down to the different weights and condensed versions.
Urdu translation services

Adelphi has its own in-house translation department providing translations in over 120 languages including all right to left languages such as Urdu. Adelphi ensures all our translators work only into their mother tongue, ensuring the accuracy and message of your project. By using Adelphi for your translation and typesetting it ensures that you get the best of services.

Adelphi offices

Adelphi Studio offers typesetting, subtitling, and voice-over services globally from our offices in the UK and the USA.

All US, Canadian, and South American inquiries should be directed to our US office while all other inquiries should go to our UK office.

UK Office
Tel : +44 (0)114 272 3772

US Office
Tel : 916 414 8714