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Support for CJK in Epic

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Support for CJK in Epic

Hello all,

There have been a few messages recently about Epic's support for
editing and printing Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK). The
current release of Epic Editor (4.2.1) supports CJK editing. The
next significant release of Epic (4.3), which we will announce at
AUGI and expect to deliver in June, will support CJK printing.

In the meantime, Adept 8.1 is the latest release that supports
CJK printing.

Please feel free to contact help@arbortext.com or your account
manager for more information.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext


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>About the Epic 4.3 release. My company had discussions about CJK
print
>support with Arbortext representatives last year and we were told
that the
>CJK print support would be included in Epic 4.2, which evidently
wasn't
>right. My question is if Arbortext can guarantee that we will have
CJK print
>support in the 4.3 release?

The farther we are from a release, the greater the uncertainty of
features that will make it into a release. The 4.3 release is
expected in June, and we can say with near certainty that it will
support CJK printing. In fact, we have developed enough of the
technology so that we already have a site in production that is
publishing Japanese documentation.

>I'm also a bit curious about what it is that distinguish a global
version
>from the plain one. Is it only the font support (tfm-files etc) for
the
>special CJK fonts, or are there other differences in the application?

Arbortext no longer markets a separate Global version of our products.
The current release does not support CJK printing because we needed to
invest additional work in font and indexing support. The main barrier
to CJK support in releases after 4.3 will be QA, which means that
certification of a release for CJK may not happen until the double dot
release after its release for North American and European languages.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext

One additional point of clarification. Our current schedule calls for
E3 on Solaris in June but the next certification of Epic Editor for
Solaris is targeted for the August release not the June release. So
the CJK support discussed in this thread will be in June for people
using E3 on either platform and for people using Editor on Windows.
The CJK support will be in Epic Editor on Solaris when it comes out
next.

Please feel free to contact help@arbortext.com or your account manager
for more information.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext


John,
I'm not clear on exactly on what your answers are telling us. Will
the new CJK support only be available through E3? (We currently are using
the Publisher add-on and would like to know whether or not would need to
order E3 to support CJK. This would definitely affect our decision on which
direction to proceed.) Also, if we are only talking through E3, does this
mean that CJK printing will be supported on all platforms that support E3
(you keep specifically mentioning Solaris)? If not, which platforms will
be supported?

It would be very helpful if you could clarify these points a little bit.

Thanks, Dan


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One additional point of clarification. Our current schedule calls for
E3 on Solaris in June but the next certification of Epic Editor for
Solaris is targeted for the August release not the June release. So
the CJK support discussed in this thread will be in June for people
using E3 on either platform and for people using Editor on Windows.
The CJK support will be in Epic Editor on Solaris when it comes out
next.

Please feel free to contact help@arbortext.com or your account manager
for more information.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext


I was worried that this was still not going to be clear enough. So I
will try again.

CJK support is going to be in both E3 and Editor in the 4.3 release.
The issue I am trying to clarify is not product related, it is
operating system related. We are not certifying Epic Editor on Solaris
in June (and therefore CJK support in Editor on Solaris). The next
Solaris Editor release is scheduled for August and it will have CJK
support.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext


This seems pretty clear with one exception. I was hoping to get as answer
as to whether or not CJK would be supported in the publisher add-on (Which
we at Caterpillar have been using for years) or would we have to order E3
in order to print CJK?

Thanks, Dan


"John Dreystadt"
<jdreystadt@arbort <br="/> ext.com>
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owner-adepters@arb
ortext.com To: <adepters@arbortext.com>

This is a terminology issue. In Adept, we talked about Adept Publisher
versus Adept Editor. But in Epic terms, Editor is the product and
being able to compose to print is an additional cost option. So when I
talk about Epic Editor that covers the case that Daniel Grant is
asking about.

Yes, Epic Editor with the Print/PDF publishing enabled handles CJK
printing in version 4.3.

John Dreystadt
Director of Product Management
Arbortext

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Hi,

Thanks for your responses on my CJK problem.

About the Epic 4.3 release. My company had discussions about CJK print
support with Arbortext representatives last year and we were told that the
CJK print support would be included in Epic 4.2, which evidently wasn't
right. My question is if Arbortext can guarantee that we will have CJK print
support in the 4.3 release?

I'm also a bit curious about what it is that distinguish a global version
from the plain one. Is it only the font support (tfm-files etc) for the
special CJK fonts, or are there other differences in the application?

Thanks

Jonas
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