February 8 2019: To help publish in popular Indic languages, the latest version of QuarkXPress 2018 now offers full support for Indic Unicode fonts as well as native OS features for keyboard input methods for Indian languages.
It also supports analyzing and reordering characters as per Indic orthographic syllable boundaries; conjunct creation and glyph positioning; Hunspell hyphenation support for 11 Indian languages that offers spell checking and hyphenation methods; text input through keyboard: copy & paste and direct import and more.
Says Matthias Günther, Director Desktop Unit at Quark:"We see a trend worldwide, and of course also in India, where customers prefer our perpetual – no-subscription – licensing model for QuarkXPress for Mac and Windows. Additionally, our partners - 4C Plus, Clavis Technologies, Modular Infotech and Summit - are now offering an a professional Indian typeface package and additional software and services to support our users. This combination of QuarkXPress 2018 plus the Indian typeface package from our partners now enables customers to publish in almost any Indic language available."
Key features of QuarkXPress 2018 for Indic publishing
- Indic Text and Typography Support: Quark now offers core text and typography features in QuarkXPress to enable Indian publishers to build and publish documents in various Indian languages that support Unicode fonts.
- Support for Indic Unicode Fonts: Users can obtain Indic Unicode Fonts from font vendors like any other Fonts (Latin script fonts) without having to use special XTensions to support keyboard mapping and other language features.
- Digital Publishing with Indic Fonts: With the native Unicode fonts support, now users can publish to HTML with digital layout capabilities within QuarkXPress. The digital formats include eBooks, HTML5 Publications and App Studio Apps.
The December Update including Indic support is free for both Mac and Windows users of QuarkXPress 2018. It can be downloaded using the built-in Auto Updater in QuarkXPress 2018 or downloaded here.