Thursday, 14 June 2012

Difficulty with Middle Eastern Languages during DTP

Working with Middle Eastern Languages is like you are watching the reflection of English Language on your desktop. It’s listing style, numeric style, and paragraph alignment is completely different.
Here in this post we are going to explain about the difficulties working with Middle Eastern Languages. 

· Working with INDD Format

Right to left languages always aligned from right. But if your source file have a justified paragraph then you need to do it same in the translated document. Same with bullet and numbering styles, numeric, etc.. For that you have to work with ME versions or you need to work with Plug-in. It’s word ready composer can help you to typeset your document. If you have any problem doing that then contact us, we will do it in better way.

· Working with CDR Format

If your source file is in CDR Format and you want to translate and publish it in Arabic, Farsi, or any Middle Eastern Language, it is a tough job. For that you need to use a different software, In-Page. Most of the graphic designers and type-setters use this to type ME Languages and for typography options.
You need to copy your text in In-Page then need to export with EPS and after that you can import in CDR. If you are unable to do that contact us, our professionals will help you to do that in better way.

· Detaching and Attaching Farsi Alphabets

Working with Farsi is not different from other ME Languages. But while pasting the text from Word to In-Design, you can face a problem. Some alphabets attached after pasting. And if you are non-language DTP-ier, than you will not find this problem. To be safe from these risks you need to handle your work to a language specialist. We, having a team of specialist in all ME languages.
We hope this post will help you to find a better option to get done your work. There are more difficulties, we will discuss in future. If you have something to share it in the comment option. Your experience can help to find to better option to deal with these languages.


  1. I am using Indesign CS 5 Middle East Version with Tasmeem 5 Plugin. It is working quite well for Hindi using Indica Unicode 2. But you can't type hindi directly as there is a lot of problem in it.
    any how typing in pagemaker and pasting in indesign solves the problem
    working with hindi, english, Urdu, Pesian, Arabic Languages in Indesign.
    Recently Downloaded Indesign CS6
    as Indesign CS5 do not support hindi unicode fonts.
    Will try in a couple of days and submit the result

    1. For typing hindi language you need to use Summit Indica Software. It's font is very good and it will solve your problem for typing in hindi.
      click on this link to know more about this software....