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Typefi shortlisted for international accessible publishing award

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.

Typefi Insights: Machine learning—what language should I use?

Ben Hauser
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.