Working with Arabic Text

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Working with Arabic Text

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Beginning with the XE2 version, Q++Studio supports the use of Arabic fonts in QuarkXPress, both the old, but widely-used, legacy AXT Arabic fonts and the more modern Unicode Arabic fonts.


Q++Studio handles the following aspects of Arabic, both at run-time (when generating a diary) and at design-time (when working on a QuarkXPress template or tweaking an output file):

Ligatures: the most advanced ligature will always be selected, based on the font used by each textual element. This means that, if some text is displayed using a basic Arabic font with only the most essential ligatures, then only these basic ligatures will be used. On the other hand, text displayed using a high-quality font with all the most complex, 2-3-4 letter ligatures, will be displayed taking full advantage of these advanced ligatures.

Kashidas: kashidas are generated as fixed text (ie. not as an on-screen and printer-only embellishment) for multiple words as well as single word justification.

Arabic support in Q++Studio is available when using QuarkXPress versions 8 and above.

Topic 179865 updated on 26-Aug-2015.
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