Enhanced features for Middle Eastern language users
InDesign-ME comes with special settings for laying out Arabic or Hebrew text, such as:
- Possibility to use Arabic, Farsi or Hindi digits
- Use kashidas for letter spacing and full justification
- Ligature option
- Set vowels /diacritics positioning
- Justify text in three possible ways to get the results you want (Standard, Arabic, Naskh)
- Option to "Insert Special Character": three Hebrew characters (Geresh, Gershayim, Magaf) and an Arabic one (Kashida)
- Apply standard, Arabic or Hebrew styles for page, paragraph and footnote numbering.
InDesign-ME includes a reverse layout feature to revert the layout of a document, when
converting a Left to Right document (Roman) to a Right to Left one (Arabic or Hebrew)
or vice versa. It is also helpful when creating multilingual document.
Bi-directional Text flow
In InDesign-ME, the notion of right-to-left behaviour applies to several objects: Story,
Paragraph and Character. You can easily mix Right-to-Left and Left-to-Right Words,
Paragraphs and Stories in a document.
- InDesign-ME allows you to change in one click the direction of neutral characters
(for example: ,/?, etc.) according to your keyboard language.
- InDesign-ME allows you to change the direction of the cursor.
Get linguistic support for Middle Eastern languages in InDesign-ME, along with the
support of a wide array of Unicode Fonts including most fonts shipped with the OS as
well as a large number of third party fonts widely used by graphic designers.
InDesign-ME supports most fonts shipped with the OS as well as a large number of
third party fonts widely used by graphic designers in the Middle Eastern regions. It is
recommended to only use fonts with UNICODE support, and even better if they are in
OPENTYPE. InDesign-ME installs one font family that facilitates your work in Middle
Eastern languages: WinSoft Pro, which is available in four styles: Medium, Medium
Italic, Bold and Bold Italic.
Dictionary and Hyphenation Module
InDesign-ME comes with a comprehensive dictionary for Arabic allowing you to spell
check Arabic text with a choice of rules, like Strict Aleef Hamza, Strict Final Yaa, both
or none. Depending on your system capabilities, InDesign comes with a Dictionary and
Hyphenation Module for Hebrew.
Enhanced Font Support
InDesign-ME supports most fonts shipped with the OS as well as a large number of third
party fonts widely used by graphic designers in the Middle Eastern regions.
Multilingual Book File Publishing
Prepare long documents in InDesign-ME for multilingual or Middle Eastern publishing,
including generating Tables of Contents and Indexes in multiple languages with the options
adapted to the languages you are working with (sorting, titles, cross-references).
Find / Change
You can search for and change specific occurrences of Middle Eastern characters,
words, groups of words, or text formatted a certain way across a selection, one or
more stories, a document, or multiple open documents. You can also search for other
items, including OpenType attributes such as fractions and swashes.
Table of Contents
You can create a table of contents (TOC) for any document or book in InDesign. InDesign
comes with a set of Table of contents titles, one for each supported language. The TOC is
also sorted according to the chosen language.
InDesign-ME allows you to choose the language of your index title and cross-references by
right clicking in the title field in the Generate Index window.
You can create a simple keyword index or a comprehensive, detailed guide to the information
in your book. InDesign-ME lets you set various Sort Options for your indexes according to
the language you are dealing with.
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