QuarkXPress 2018 (14.2) offers support for Zero Width Joiner and Zero Width Non-Joiner in Indic text. Zero Width Joiner is used to prevent a ligature-conjunct from forming; is used to prevent display of reph. Zero Width Non-Joiner is used to prevent conjunct ligature or half forms from forming and to display an explicit halant form instead.

QuarkXPress 2018 (14.2) allows input of Zero Width Joiner and Zero Width Non-Joiner:

  • Input from Utilities menu > Insert Character > Special

  • Input using key commands - Zero Width Joiner:  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1 (Win), Cmd+Opt+Shift+1 (Mac), Zero Width Non-Joiner:  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+2 (Win), Cmd+Opt+Shift+2 (Mac)

                                                                            Zero Width Joiner and Zero Width Non-Joiner menus and key commands

  • Input using text copy and paste

  • Input using text import