Have you wondered why Quark dropped the Jabberwocky Sets feature from QuarkXPress 8?
It turns out that because the Jabberwocky feature was added a long time before operating systems began to understand Unicode fonts, it was not Unicode-compliant. Since QuarkXPress 8 relies heavily on Unicode, the Jabberwocky Sets feature had to go.
Now you know.
(More info: in QuarkXPress 7 and earlier, Jabberwocky Sets were different languages that Quark could use to fill placeholder text. My favorite was Klingon. The Jabberwocky feature is still available in QuarkXPress 8 and higher, but only in fake Latin. Just choose Jabber from the Utilities menu)
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.