How to do Urdu subtitles?
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Cultures Connection
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Feb 18, 2015

Dear all,

We have translated from EN to URDU several videos for a client. Our issue it that urdu is written from right to left so we don't know how to subtitle the videos. Anyone has a solution to this issue?

Many thanks in advance for your replies.

Fabrice


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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
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There are many solutions Feb 18, 2015

Cultures Connection wrote:

Dear all,

We have translated from EN to URDU several videos for a client. Our issue it that urdu is written from right to left so we don't know how to subtitle the videos. Anyone has a solution to this issue?

Many thanks in advance for your replies.

Fabrice


Hi Fabrice,

Are you planning to burn-in your subtitles for the client? Or did the client ask you to provide a subtitle file?


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Cultures Connection
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Burn and subtitle Feb 18, 2015

Hi Max,

Actually the client has it's own system. We normally only upload the SRT files in his system and that's it, the video is subtitled. The person who normally creates the SRT files tells me that the software she uses doesn't let her cut the text and timecode it. Any idea on how to do this and with wich tool?

Fabrice


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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
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Cultures Connection wrote:

Hi Max,

Actually the client has it's own system. We normally only upload the SRT files in his system and that's it, the video is subtitled. The person who normally creates the SRT files tells me that the software she uses doesn't let her cut the text and timecode it. Any idea on how to do this and with wich tool?

Fabrice


Please tell her to use Aegisub: http://www.aegisub.org/

This program understands Urdu.

[Edited at 2015-02-18 16:59 GMT]


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Subtitle Workshop v6 has a feature for setting right-to-left languages.

What I don't know is whether SRT stores this parameter anywhere, and if whatever burning software they use can handle it.

However I'd be willing to bet that SSA can handle it, and that VirtualDub (with its Subtitler plugin) would burn it correctly on AVI.

You can probably get more info on http://www.videohelp.com (in English, not in Urdu).


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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
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José Henrique Lamensdorf wrote:

Subtitle Workshop v6 has a feature for setting right-to-left languages.

What I don't know is whether SRT stores this parameter anywhere, and if whatever burning software they use can handle it.

However I'd be willing to bet that SSA can handle it, and that VirtualDub (with its Subtitler plugin) would burn it correctly on AVI.

You can probably get more info on http://www.videohelp.com (in English, not in Urdu).


SW6 does not support Unicode, and hence it does not properly display Urdu.


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Possibly Feb 18, 2015

Max Deryagin wrote:

SW6 does not support Unicode, and hence it does not properly display Urdu.


I wouldn't know Urdu from any other language.

This video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKTp-DtfI68
supposedly answers the question, but I have no idea on what it says.

Perhaps this will help too:
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/285657-Subtitles-For-RTL-languages-such-as-Urdu-Arabic-and-Hebrew

[Edited at 2015-02-18 17:10 GMT]


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José Henrique Lamensdorf wrote:

Max Deryagin wrote:

José Henrique Lamensdorf wrote:

Subtitle Workshop v6 has a feature for setting right-to-left languages.

What I don't know is whether SRT stores this parameter anywhere, and if whatever burning software they use can handle it.

However I'd be willing to bet that SSA can handle it, and that VirtualDub (with its Subtitler plugin) would burn it correctly on AVI.

You can probably get more info on http://www.videohelp.com (in English, not in Urdu).


SW6 does not support Unicode, and hence it does not properly display Urdu.


Just checked it in both SW6 and Aegisub


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Thanks, will try Feb 18, 2015

Thanks Jose and Max. We will try aegisub and let you know the results.

Thank you very much for your reactivity!

Fabrice


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