Foreign language and font support in BookSmart

Language support

BookSmart is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian.

Foreign font support

BookSmart does support Unicode encoding standards, including High ASCII and Double Byte Character Set type fonts (say Cyrillic and Kanji respectively), which allow most written languages from around the world to be displayed correctly in the BookSmart application and in your books.

Basically, if the font is on your machine and you can get text in that font into BookSmart, then that text will render and print correctly. We have successfully printed books with Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Russian, and Hindi text.  

Limitation of foreign font support

Currently the text engine only supports text that runs Left-to-Right. If you attempt to enter text that runs Right-to-Left either by direct entry or copy and paste, such as Hebrew or Arabic, BookSmart doesn’t like it. One way around this is to create your pages with text in another program like InDesign and then import that page as a PNG into BookSmart.

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