DITYPE — A Digital Typesetter
DITYPE turns manuscripts into type. Built in and for the digital age, it presents the type in PDF, PostScript and other page description languages, and accepts manuscripts in a number of popular XML markup vocabularies.
DITYPE is a sophisticated program; it makes better type than a human typesetter would and produces layouts that would otherwise require a lot of tedious trial-and-error work. Here are a few examples. A publicly available on-line demo shows DITYPE in action and lets visitors try its typesetting capabilities.
The architecture of DITYPE is based on experience gathered during the lifetime of XEP and widely uses open technologies and protocols. A number of white papers describes implementation details and fine points of DITYPE.
DITYPE runs on a variety of platforms, inluding Windows, MacOSX, Linux, FreeBSD. For Windows and MacOSX there are installable packages, and it is fairly simple to install and use DITYPE on Linux and Unix. Below are videos showing the processes of installing and runnig DITYPE on Windows and MacOSX:
The instalation movies are a bit outdated. Now they pop-up a dialog requesting license file.