Publishing in India

Subject: Publishing in India
From: Walt Tucker <walt_tucker -at- MENTORG -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 15:25:58 -0700

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Walt Tucker
Mentor Graphics Corp.


>How do printers in India deal with the various vernacular languages and their
>scripts--Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telagu, Gujerati, etc? Can any
>given commercial printing company print in various languages and scripts,
>outputting camera-ready copy from disc? If so, what software is used on the
>word-processing end, and how does that interface with the desktop publishing
>side? Is Quark X-press the industry standard for book design/typesetting in
>context, or is there another program that is more commonly used? Are the
>different scripts handled in the desktop publishing program as if they were
>fonts? Can a text be set up in a particular script in a word-processing
>and then imported as text into the desktop publishing program? If so, then can
>the text be edited (after proofing) in the desktop publishing program as if
>script were just another font? Or is the situation using various scripts
>generally more complicated, requiring some other software in addition to
>word-processing and desktop publishing?
>Judith Ernst
>Publisher, Parvardigar Press
>Publishers of
>The Unveiling of Secrets: Diary of a Sufi Master,
>The Golden Goose King: A Tale Told by the Buddha,
>winner of a 1996 Skipping Stones Book Award

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