3B2-composition

Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (formerly Advent 3B2) is a high-end composition and pagination software package. APP supports the latest international standards including SGML, XML, XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO and SVG. The implementation of Unicode allows the CPS to handle most multi-lingual requirements including CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), Arabic, and Cyrillic languages.

CPS is used in TechDoc, STM, Directory publishing, Financial typesetting, legal and government publishing markets.

APP can be automated through Perl scripting. APP files can auto-execute, interact with the user when required or can be driven externally through link files or built-in ODBC compliant database interface. The Black-Box feature of APP helps to publish the pages without any manual intervention. The APP math functionality enables the incorporation of the math within the 3B2 document itself. APP’s built-in TeX engine supports professional typesetting of mathematical and scientific formulae.

Because of the multi-lingual support, APP has already gained popularity among the Journal publishers in the Western /  European markets. The European Union has adopted XML workflow with APP for typesetting its multilingual legislations.