h&j

I'm currently trying to figure out whether H&J works with the CJK composer in Adobe InDesign. I have the Chinese version of InDesign CS6, it seems quite problematic when I try to layout CJK text which has a few words in English inside; wondering if H&J in CJK typography is supported by InDesign at all?!

I'm using Illustrator CS, though I also downloaded a trial of CS5 and this behavior is the same.

I have a brochure with columns of justified text 5" wide. I noticed that Illustrator wasn't breaking "multi-functional" on the hyphen and instead gave the previous line tons of word spacing. Testing with a new document, I can't get Illustrator to break on a hyphen, which seems baffling.

I don't want auto-hyphenation, but I tried turning it on and fiddling with its settings until it broke at the hyphen. Strangely, it then didn't justify the line ending with "multi-". Not good.

I also tried inserting a soft-return after "multi-" and again Illustrator didn't justify that line.

I noticed in the release notes that Apple has added hyphenation to iBooks:

* iBooks now fits more words per page by automatically hyphenating text, available only on iOS 4.2 or later.

Which seems like kind of an odd way to present it, but there it is.

Now if I could only get H&J on my Kindle v1.

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