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Add Support For Languages

Add Support For Languages

We are currently using Arbortext for 36 localized languages and adding another 16 in the next coming months bringing the total to 52 languages. Out of the 52 languages there are 17 that are not supported. What are PTCs plans to add support to any of these languages?

Indonesian

Albanian

Macedonian

Serbian

Ukranian

Vietnamese

Malaysian

Mongolian

Armenian

Dari

Khmer

Bosnian

Kazakh

Afrikaans

Lao

Hindi

Turkmen

One of the issues we are seeing with languages not being supported is the Index is not broken up like it is for supported languages. See attachment.

4 Comments
VladimirN
23-Emerald IV

Sten,

You can vote for your idea too.

SimonTaylor
11-Garnet

Hi

Is this question just about PDF output? Or does it relate to other output types too?

Language support covers a number of different things and for PDF output I tend to consider hyphenation/line breaking, character forming (typography), numbering and index sorting as being part of 'language support'. Many languages are missing simply because we haven't had many (if any) requests for 

We are currently working on OpenType font support, which we hope will provide support (depending on the font being used) for some of the character forming limitations we have. 

We have a system file for APP (sidxgrp.3ad) which describes index grouping behaviour for different languages. This can be customised to support missing languages if necessary. If you can provide correct grouping for the languages you list, we can have a look at incorporating them into APP. 

We have recently added line breaking support for Lao and Khmer to compliment the Thai support we've had for a while.

I hope this is helpful

Thanks

Simon

 

solsen
8-Gravel

Simon, 

This is mainly for PDF output. The first screenshot is Lao and highlighted is the wrong output while the one to the right is how it looks manually desktop published thru a third party supplier. The remaining ones are for Khmer. It's not a side comparison but you can clearly see we have specific font issues but also some line break and hyphenation issues. Thanks, Sten

2018-06-12 07-43-48_Laotian - Word.jpg

 

Khmer

 

 

2018-06-12 07-47-48_SEBU8562-SMPS2PDF - SO.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.jpg

 

2018-06-12 07-48-41_SEBU8562-SMPS2PDF - SO.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.jpg

 

 

2018-06-12 07-50-42_SEBU8562-SMPS2PDF - SO.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.jpg

 

2018-06-12 07-49-53_SEBU8562-SMPS2PDF - SO.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.jpg

SimonTaylor
11-Garnet

Hi Sten

Have you raised this through Support? It looks like there are some issues either with the font or with the language support. It would be very helpful if you could raise a support case and provide the appropriate files so that we can investigate where the problems are.

Thanks

Simon