Quran Glossary Panel

Manzar Quran Glossary Panel

Earlier, the composition and layout of Holy Quran in Indian subcontinent used to be a tough nut to crack; confronted numerous hiccups as there weren't state of the art technology during those days to compose the Quranic text. The entire Indo-Pak Quranic text is integrated in plugin; the users have options either to select the complete Quranic text from the ‘Quran Glossary’ panel or single Surah, multiple Aayat or even a single Aayat from the panel. Simply click on the ‘Quran Glossary’ on Manzar Typesetting Tool and select the desired Surah or Aayat.

Kasheeda Panel

In Manzar there are two different types of Kasheeda on the panel

Here, these are replaced by an additional feature called Kasheeda (Tatweel). Kasheeda implies character elongation and word-spacing variation. In classical Perso-Arabic calligraphy there used to be multiple ways to apply Kasheeda - most often used to decorate the text. On many occasions, elongated letter connection is provided a slight curve when stretched - making it appear calligraphically beautiful. One can’t use Kasheeda randomly, rather there are elaborate rules for using specific letters in specific positions. Today, most Perso-Arabic fonts have a Kasheeda in only one fixed length and one position on the keyboard. Longer Kasheeda are created by putting more Kasheeda behind each other.

Text Carving

Text Carving Panel

The ‘Text Carving’ tool is highly versatile and user-friendly. It is a decorative function of Manzar Perso-Arabic Typesetting Tool, that alters the shape of a particular character in the entire text box or alternatively this change is restricted to a selected word depending on the requirements of the user. There are twenty different calligraphic styles to beautify the text. If the user either needs a particular calligraphic style for a selected character or replicates this change in the entire text box, he is required to visit the ‘Text Carving’ section in ‘Manzar Typesetting’ Panel and select the desired style. Through this ‘Text Carving; function multiple characters can be simultaneously selected and styled into the desired shapes.

Position Adjuster

Position Adjuster Panel

The ‘Position Adjuster’ is a prime feature of the Manzar Perso-Arabic Typesetting Tool. In Perso-Arabic script, the positioning of Word, Character, Nuqta and Aerab play vital roles as this gives meaning to the text. Besides this, it also provides an aura of aesthetic beauty and calligraphic excellence to the language. The ‘Position Adjuster’ function enables users to reposition selected Text, Nuqta and Aerab according to one’s requirement. The ‘Position Adjuster’ allows users to either click on arrow buttons in Manzar Panel or manipulate through the keyboard via shortcut keys to bring about the desired changes. Thus, it intelligently manoeuvres spacing, kerning and generates calligraphic look. The ‘Position Adjuster’ empowers users to shift the positions of either single character or the entire word with or without Nuqta and Aerab in the desired directions, i.e., up-down and left-right.

Selection Assistance

Manzar Selection Assistance Panel

Earlier, in Adobe InDesign, it was very difficult to select any particular Character, Nuqta or Aerab in Nastaliq or Quranic text; the ‘Selection Assistance’ in Manzar Perso-Arabic Typesetting Tool has removed this glitch. The ‘Selection Assistance’ helps to select a Character, Nuqta or Aerab from the text. Post selection, the users can reposition selected ones via ‘Position Adjuster’. If the user wants to select a particular Character, Nuqta or Aerab, one is required to highlight an entire word and then click on the ‘Adjust Nuqta and Aerab’ button or alternatively right click the mouse on highlighted word and select ‘Adjust Nuqta and Aerab’ function. Now the entire highlighted word will appear in the ‘Selection Assistance’ panel. Thereafter the user can select any particular character, Nuqta or Aerab in the panel via position adjuster for repositioning. If one wants to reposition a single character, he is required to enable the ‘Adjust Letter’ button on the Manzar Typesetting Tool panel. But if one wants to reposition Nuqta or Aerab he is required to enable the ‘Adjust Nuqta + Aerab’ button on the panel. After accomplishing this, the user may reposition via ‘Position Adjustor’ or alter color of the highlighted character, Nuqta or Aerab, thus making the text meaningful besides giving it a touch of calligraphic excellence.

Symbol Panel

Manzar Symbol Panel

Symbols in Perso-Arabic script play a major role and are mandatory in Quranic publications. There are certain symbols in Perso-Arabic languages which are needed quite-often in textual writings or to decorate the text. In Adobe InDesign the user has to browse through a huge Symbol set of OpenType fonts for just a few obscure symbols one often needs. This dissipates the user’s time and energy. Manzar Perso-Arabic Typesetting Tool has come out with a separate Symbol Panel which contains only those symbols which the users repeatedly require. In this panel there are plenty of symbols which are used on specific occasions. The peculiarity of this tool is that here the user gets symbols of that particular font on which he is working. The Manzar Symbol Panel has made it easy to identify and select the Quranic symbols. They are placed under different categories. If the user is doing pagination of the Holy Quran, these symbols are readily available in the Panel: Para Name: Sura Name: Ruku:

Spacing Tuner

Manzar Spacing Tuner Panel

Manzar Typesetting Tool has an additional feature for Nastaliq lovers. This is a Spacing Tuner which has an inbuilt mechanism to readjust spaces between words and characters. This is accomplished by analysing every single individual stage and creating a clear and limited set of Nastaliq kerning rules (Manzar Kerning Technology).


Insights from Our Valued Customers

Learn from the experiences of our users who have realized significant cost savings on their Perso-Arabic Print and Publishing solutions with the Manzar Typesetting Tool for Adobe InDesign

Shakeel Basit
Shakeel Basit Huda Publication

Manzar's Typesetting Tool has streamlined our print workflows. The compatibility with Adobe InDesign is seamless, and the precision in handling Perso-Arabic text is exceptional. The cost savings we've witnessed have positively impacted our bottom line. An essential tool for anyone serious about efficient typesetting.

16 Jan 2024
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Maulana Ahmed Ali Abedi
Maulana Ahmed Ali Abedi Alimaan Charitable Trust

I've tried various typesetting tools, but Manzar stands out. It's user-friendly, and the support for Perso-Arabic scripts is unmatched. My team and I have experienced a significant decrease in project expenses without compromising on quality. Truly a valuable asset for Adobe InDesign users!

16 Jan 2024
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Rizwan Khan
Rizwan Khan Jamaate Islami Hind

As a graphic designer working extensively with Arabic typography, Manzar has been a lifesaver. The Typesetting Tool for Adobe InDesign is intuitive, making complex layouts a breeze. The efficiency gains and reduced project costs have made it an indispensable part of my toolkit.

16 Jan 2024
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Uday Maru
Uday Maru Navneet Education Limited

Manzar Typesetting Tool has been a game-changer for my publishing projects. It seamlessly integrates with Adobe InDesign, saving me time and effort. The precision in handling Perso-Arabic scripts is impressive, and the cost savings are noticeable. Highly recommended for anyone in print and publishing!

26 Jan 2024
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