I have been going back and forth about the shortcomings of InDesign for RTL languages for many months. Adobe Support claims they are aware of the issues and will fix them in the next upgrade. I have to thank the development team. They could correct one of the main issues in fixed layout as before it could not even convert a book to a fixed layout, and now the capability has been created. However, even with fonts embedded, the system still works oddly as it changes fonts, repeats phrases and puts them into the epub. And we all know what disaster editing fixed layout ePubs are. So, the fixed layout again becomes useless.
Hi @foaad61 ,
as I see from your screenshot you are using Adobe Digital Edition (ADE) to test your FXL EPUB exported from InDesign. I would also do this with other readers like Thorium or the Calibre e-book Viewer. I learnt that ADE is not very reliable.
Where exactly did the developers do the fixes for export to FXL EPUB?
Was it the MENA version of InDesign, only?
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The central part in FXL was that the converted epub was missing all textual content in Persian or Arabic. Now with En/Ar version, the text appears on the page but with shadows of parts of the text. A mix of English and Persian becomes a disaster as each text runs against the other (RTL and LTR). I test the epubs in Thorium and Calibre for FXL, and for reflowable, I also add Kindle Previewer.
Thank you for sharing your testing once again with us here.
So it appears that FXL can now again handle Arabic/Farsi to some extent but not fully. I have to give it a try later. You may want to update this bug report where it says "Under Review"!
Got it. Thanks for providing screenshots of the resulting ePub.