Advanced typography with iText 7

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At GIDS 2016, we have now just demonstrated one of iText 7's more powerful features: the pdfCalligraph add-on. Developer Benoit Lagae and CSO Bruno Lowagie demonstrated that it is now possible to include full support for the Devanagari and Tamil scripts in an automatic PDF process. Up until now, this has been a struggle for most PDF tools because of the many ligatures these scripts need, resulting in flawed lines and awkward character transitions. iText 7 eliminates this problem, offering the full power of its features to markets that use documentation written in over 120 languages that use these scripts, the most prominent being Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Nepali.