InDesign CS6 | Indic support and preferences

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.

Indic preferences

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.

  1. Choose Window > Utilities > Scripts
  2. Double-click indicPreferences.js
  3. 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

Have you tried InDesign CS6 ? Download a trial. Incase you need it, see the instructions to install a trial.


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  1. #1 by IRFAN on September 17, 2016 - 1:08 pm

    Bhai, ye script sirf new files par hi work karti he… old files ya current files par work nahi karti… any suggessiton….

  2. #2 by Roy Smaldon on October 5, 2016 - 1:05 am

    2 page spread layout required on A3 landscape size.

  3. #3 by Raju on December 8, 2016 - 11:59 pm


    I got a task from my client to convert kannada text in pagemaker to latest unicode text.

    They have typed that document in PMD 10 + years ago. they used KN-TTnandi , KAN BOLD etc fonts.. I’ve all the font files.

    Can you please tell me how to convert this kind of text format to unicode?

    I’ve used nudi, tools but no use.

    Please help

  4. #4 by mayur patel on December 30, 2016 - 11:01 am

    Dear Sir,
    Very good information
    But i want to know
    How to use indic fonts with datamarge option in indesign

  5. #5 by Chumie on January 17, 2017 - 1:06 am

    ન્યૂ this gujurati character keeps breaking into 2 characters when I place it into Adboe indesign.
    Any ideas how to get it to copy properly?

  6. #6 by Ravi Kumar on February 6, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    How to enable Tamil fonts in indesign CC

  7. #7 by visalam p (vishalam Hari ) on February 24, 2017 - 1:52 pm

    Is there any fonts applicable in indesign for the following languages:
    please sent me it’s details

  8. #8 by Shankut Somaiya on March 21, 2017 - 2:47 am

    I use Shruti gujarati fonts in InDesign, it does not render properly. Can anyone help?

  9. #9 by Piyush on May 19, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    Adobe Devanagari and many Google Devanagari or Microsoft fonts can be used.

    Mangal – Devanagari
    Kokila – Devanagari
    Vijaya -South

  10. #10 by Piyush on May 19, 2017 - 10:21 pm

  11. #11 by Saijur on May 30, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    Is their any Bangla demo that you show me

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