I am using InDesign CS3 Middle Eastern. When importing Hebrew text from Microsoft Word formated with quality fonts such as SBL Hebrew, I have two problems:
1. Vowels under the letters resh and dalet do not appear under the vertical stroke of the letter but centered in the middle of the letter width. In Microsoft Word they appear in the right position, just under the vertical stroke of the consonants. See the image.
2. Accents (cantillation) appear in some cases on the vowels (mixed with the vowel); the OpenType features that make the vowel move to the right to allow enough space for the accent do not work. See the image.
Please, could anybody tell me, whether these problems have been solved in later versions of InDesign Middle Eastern?
If you are in fact using an OpenType font that supports advanced
diacritic placement and substitution, you can enable that by going to
the flyout menu of the control panel and finding the "diacritic
positioning" palette. There, in the dropdown, should be the option to
choose OpenType positioning.
I'm presuming this was available in CS3, but I can't actually remember
Thank you very much, Ariel. This option is available in CS3 and it works fine!