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nbarman

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  1. This problem has to do with the text rendering engine. I believe that if Affinity were to adopt Apple's default text rendering engine, then the problem of using Unicode fonts with non-Latin scripts would go away entirely. Note that native Apple apps do not have this problem - Hindi-language text works perfectly with Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Safari, etc. It also works across Microsoft's suite of applications. It's clunkier with Adobe's suite but it does work with InDesign and Photoshop once you have things properly set up. Even Pixelmator, which uses Apple's default text rendering engines, fully supports Hindi-language text. For Affinity, doing a complete transplant from an Affinity-created engine to Apple's default engine might be a heavy lift, but maybe there is a way to add a user preference or to add multiple text rendering options? Please at least look into it and come up with some strategy or roadmap... This problem has to do with the text rendering engine. I believe that if Affinity were to adopt Apple's default text rendering engine, then the problem of using Unicode fonts with non-Latin scripts would go away entirely. Note that native Apple apps do not have this problem - Hindi-language text works perfectly with Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Safari, etc. It also works across Microsoft's suite of applications. It's clunkier with Adobe's suite but it does work with InDesign and Photoshop once you have things properly set up. Even Pixelmator, which uses Apple's default text rendering engines, fully supports Hindi-language text. For Affinity, doing a complete transplant from an Affinity-created engine to Apple's default engine might be a heavy lift, but maybe there is a way to add a user preference or to add multiple text rendering options? Please at least look into it and come up with some strategy or roadmap...
  2. So does indesign... just not Affinity Publisher...
  3. @Alfred - Do you know of ANY ANSI Indic fonts that support Unicode? I don't believe it's possible to type real Hindi text using an ANSI Indic font unless you have specialized keyboard software to enable that...
  4. Hi Gabe - just wanted to follow up on this feature request from back in August of last year. Do you know if if there's any update?
  5. Hi - when will all your products support text entry in Indian languages? I'm trying to use the Devanagari keyboard along with Devanagari fonts to type text into your programs (Photo, Publisher Beta), and they do not render Indian language text correctly. This type of Unicode support is standard across the Mac OS and also exists in most third-party programs. For example, when I use Pixelmator, or Pages or Keynote, it works fine. But your products don't seem to support this yet. Please look into this - it's very important to a lot of users out there.
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