Typefi has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Awards!
These annual awards, presented at the London Book Fair, recognise outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of digital publications for persons who are print disabled.
Two awards are presented each year, one to a publisher and one for a project initiative. Typefi is a finalist for the initiative award, alongside DAISY Forum of India, Dolphin Computer Access in the UK, and Fundação Dorina Nowill para Cegos in Brazil.
VP Engineering, Typefi
Choosing a programming language for a project is an important decision with significant consequences. The most appropriate language can slash the time and effort required to solve a particular problem.
The original Typefi Engine was written in the programming language Java. It turns out this was actually a terrible decision, as Java has no direct access to the InDesign Object Model. We got around this at the time by writing a C++ InDesign plugin to expose an API for the Java program to use.
Typefi won the Australian Export Award for Small Business in November 2016. Since then, I have been asked many times to speak about our experiences in building a successful export business. Below are some factors I believe have impacted on our export success.
Typefi is happy to announce that Typefitter 4.0.3 and AutoFit 8.4 are now available, and support the October 2017 release of InDesign CC (v13.x).
Both plug-ins also have a refreshed user interface with updated icons for high-resolution (HiDPI) or Retina displays, and improvements to the Spanish localisation.