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  • scoops

    Anyone have any examples of handling two languages on one business card? A client needs to accommodate very different character sets like English and Chinese, English and Arabic, English and Russian, etc.

    Thanks!

    Nov 12, 12, 12:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    two sides!

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 12:38 p.m. – Permalink
  • prophetone

    flip... the card?

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 12:39 p.m. – Permalink
  • Fax_Benson

    some kind of complex holographic foil

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 12:42 p.m. – Permalink
  • Miguex

    a folded business card gives you at least 4 sides

    http://www.small-business-graphic-design.com/image-files/folded-business-card-1.jpg

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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 12:49 p.m. – Permalink
  • HAYZ1LLLA

    I do the chinese version on the back.
    Is this something you hadn't thought of?

    • Why not just do four sets of cards each in a different language. One size doesn't fit all. Sadly!matski
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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 5:03 p.m. – Permalink
  • d_rek

    Outline your characters before sending to printer! I've had issues with printers and cyrillic characters during the RIP process.

    • What D_rek said Arabic is a F**kin nightmare on western keyboardsmattwrightgd
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    Dog-earNov 12, 12, 9:07 p.m. – Permalink
  • orrinward2

    2 sets of business cards. One for each language?

    • < this - unless you a running a translation servicespot13
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    Dog-earNov 13, 12, 11:12 a.m. – Permalink
  • detritus

    Fuck ‘business cards’.

    Time to bring in a new era of multicultural ‘business scrolls’.

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    Dog-earNov 13, 12, 12:40 p.m. – Permalink
  • ismith

    http://www.spoon-tamago.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/designer-business-cards-ken-miki-3.jpg

    http://ken-miki.net/#/selectedWo… (click next in the lower right to see)

    So it might not help you exactly, but hey... you want inspiration right? Anyway if you google 名刺 you will find lots of images, a fair number bilingual. I do mine in EN/JP because it's all I need, but it's extremely common for Japanese (and probably Chinese too) to have English as well, since it looks more international and it clears up pronunciation without muddying the thing with furigana for those with less common names.

    • Not that the name reading will be as ambiguous in Chinese I guess... anyway I'll look for more.ismith
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    Dog-earNov 13, 12, 1:38 p.m. – Permalink

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