I have some text sent to me from Sri Lanka in Microsoft word - Tamil (Arial Unicode MS) and Sinhala (Iskoola Pota). In the Microsoft Word document they appear correctly.
I need to transfer this text into Adobe InDesign. When I do a direct cut and paste, the characters for both languages appear distorted with some characters jumping ahead of other (refer to image at bottom).
What I have already tried to do
My question is
Is there a way to transfer Sinhala and Tamil text from Microsoft Word into InDesign and for the characters to remain as they are in Word?
Screen dump of issue below
Thanks in advance for your help!
You'll be better off placing the Word doc (using File -> Place), but that's probably not the issue here.
What you need to turn on is the World-Ready Composer. If you're using a new version of InDesign (CS6 or CC) then you can find it in the Justification menu of your paragraph style, or in the properties flyout of the Paragraph panel, or a couple of other places. If you're using CS5.5 or a previous version, you'll need a script or a plugin to turn it on, as it was a "hidden" feature back then.
Thanks for replying Joel. She's been trying to do this in Illustrator but hasn't had much luck.