Qatari Daily Goes Quark

Middle-eastern daily newspaper opts for XPress 6.5/Arabic XT solution

On 13 November 2005 the on­line news source AMEInfo​.com an­nounced that the Qatari dai­ly news­pa­per Al Watan, es­ti­mat­ed cir­cu­la­tion 18,000*, would in­te­grate QuarkXPress 6.5 com­bined with Layout Middle East’s ArabicXT 6.1 soft­ware in­to its pro­duc­tion workflow.

ArabicXT is Layout Ltd’s set of XTensions soft­ware that turns QuarkXPress in­to an Arabic-based DTP tool with­out ac­tu­al­ly al­ter­ing XPress in any way. It pro­vides spe­cial­ized func­tions for han­dling the unique de­mands of Arabic type as well as a va­ri­ety of professionally-designed Arabic fonts ex­clu­sive to ArabicXT. Along with the soft­ware the dai­ly is get­ting a full pack­age of train­ing on Mac OS X and im­ple­men­ta­tion of Layout’s NewsPaperXT mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem, pro­vid­ing for web-based ed­i­to­r­i­al and man­age­r­i­al pro­duc­tion mon­i­tor­ing on a web-browser based interface.

Read the full AMEinfo​.com ar­ti­cle by fol­low­ing this link.

*Al Watan circ. est. source: Chart “Statistics on Arab Media”, Arab Reform Bulletin, December 2004, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, PDF at http://​www​.carnegieen​dow​ment​.org/​p​d​f​/​A​R​B​-​1​2​-​0​4​-​c​h​a​r​t​s​.​pdf

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