How do I transcribe in a language other than English?

InqScribe is fully Unicode compliant, meaning you can transcribe in just about any language. Follow the steps below to get started in your language of choice:

  1. First, make sure to set up the keyboard in your preferred language layout. Here are some instructions for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Windows 8, and earlier versions of Windows.
  2. Type your transcript in InqScribe (tips on creating transcripts).
  3. If you want to use your transcript in another program, you may export your transcript into a file format of your choice.
A few notes on transcribing in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic:
  • We recommend keeping timestamps on separate lines from dialogue. This way, you’ll avoid confusion about where in the text to place timestamps.
  • Be careful when creating snippets with English text. If your snippet ends with a little bit of English, Windows might switch your keyboard back to the English layout. Read about how to avoid the problem in this Knowledge Base article.

To save your non-English transcript into a Subtitled QuickTime Movie:

  1. Prepare your transcript.
  2.  Select “File > Save Subtitled QuickTime Movie.”
  3. The “Save Subtitled QuickTime Movie” menu will then pop up.
  4. In this menu, you’ll see the option to select the Script and Language of your transcript, as well as whether or not you’d like to use Unicode. As we explain in this section of our User Guide, it is important to match up your Script and Language to the correct setting. We recommend checking “Use Unicode” if you plan to share the video across different computer setups. Generally, if you have any trouble viewing your non-English subtitles, try checking “Use Unicode."
  5. Choose the Font, Position, and Target location of your movie.
  6. Click “Save” and InqScribe will create your Subtitled QuickTime Movie.

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