InDesign 2019 and 2020 both contain new features of interest to scripture typesetters. This brief articles highlights some key additions.
Support for South-East Asian languages
InDesign uses a paragraph Composer to perform many different operations when formatting a paragraph of text – such as evaluating and controlling word and letter spacing and the location of line breaks. The paragraph Composer also interprets and supports the (sometimes very complex) information about formatting and positioning of individual characters (glyphs) provided by a font.
More than one type of paragraph Composer is provided in InDesign. The Composer is selected through the Justification properties for a paragraph style. (Publishing Assistant offers the ability to select the Composer for a job on the Job settings Layout tab).[Read more…]