With InDesign CS6, you have the ability to create documents using indic text. Adobe World-Ready Composer (WRC) provides correct word shaping for many of the non-Western scripts, such as Devanagari. Adobe World-Ready composers in the International English version of InDesign, support several indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Hunspell spelling and hyphenation dictionaries are included in InDesign CS6, and so is the Adobe Devanagari font family.
Adobe World-Ready Composer
Enable the Adobe World-Ready Composer through a paragraph style (Paragraph Style >Justification > Composer) or using the Paragraph panel menu.
InDesign CS6 also provides a script that you can use to set Indic preferences. This script does the following:
- Sets Adobe World-Ready composer as the default composer.
- Specifies using Adobe World-Ready Composer for [No Paragraph Style]. This enables you to import content into InDesign.
- Sets the font locking preferences. This means typing in Indic script in a font that doesn’t support Indic will switch to one that does.
- If you try to change text that has Indic to a font that doesn’t support those glyphs will bring up a warning.
- In addition, it also changes the default page size, and snap zone
Set Indic preferences
Set Indic preferences to work on indic scripts, and correctly import content into InDesign.
- Choose Window > Utilities > Scripts
- Double-click indicPreferences.js
- Open a new document or restart InDesign
To dump indic preferences, simply revert to the default preferences.
- On Windows, press Shift +Ctrl+Alt and then start InDesign CS6
- On Mac OS, press Shift+Command+Alt and then start InDesign CS6