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QuarkXPress update adds full support for Indic languages


Quark Software has released the December Update for QuarkXPress 2018. With this update, QuarkXPress 2018 adds new features to fully support Indic language typography.

Recognizing the need for full Indic language support, the new capability is offered as a free update to QuarkXPress 2018, a graphic design and page layout software used for production of print and digital products. 

In addition to supporting current customers, Quark sees significant potential to attract a new customer base with these new features, the company says.

“We see a trend worldwide, and of course in India, where customers prefer our perpetual—no-subscription—licensing model for QuarkXPress. Together with our partners 4C Plus, Clavis Technologies, Modular Infotech and Summit, we are excited to be able to serve the Indian market even better now with full Indic language support,” said Ramesh Yella, senior product manager for QuarkXPress. “Our partners are also offering professional OpenType fonts and additional software and services that are needed to publish in India, which will help customers get even more value from QuarkXPress.”

To help customers in India publish in popular Indic languages, QuarkXPress 2018 now integrates with updated Unicode libraries and offers full support to Indic Unicode fonts. QuarkXPress 2018 now also embraces 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.

The December Update including Indic support is for both Mac and Windows versions of QuarkXPress 2018 and is free for all current QuarkXPress 2018 users. It can be downloaded using the built-in Auto Updater in QuarkXPress or downloaded at www.quark.com/Support/Downloads.


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