Tuesday, October 23, 2012

iBooks 3 Adds Support for Chinese/Japanese/Korean

At the Apple event Oct. 23, 2012, a new version 3 of iBooks was announced, including vertical layout and correct page turning for CJK scripts.

Support for embedded fonts has apparently also been added, as this feature has been put into a new version 2 of iBooks Author.


Magnus Lewan said...

Tom, did you by any chance figure out which tools one can use to create iBooks with vertical layout? There seem to be no such option in iBooks Author.

Tom Gewecke said...

Magnus -- No. My guess is that you would have to use MS Word or Adobe InDesign, but then you still have to convert it correctly to epub, and I don't know what would do that for sure.

Tom Gewecke said...

Magnus -- PS This looks interesting and useful re InDesign and vertical text: