IsakoStudio
Convert books (PDF and paper)
into E-books and Editorial-XML.
TFEATURES and FUNCTIONS of IsakoStudio®
COMPLETE AND ACCURATE EXTRACTION FROM PDF
  • Practically any print PDF can be processed, including PDF without embedded fonts and other varieties of intricate and ill-behaved PDF.

  • The advanced extraction algorithms coupled with a color-coded Wysiwyg productivity optimized interface help solve common problems such as ligatures, missing or partial character encoding, custom-made "wild" fonts, spacing errors, ligatures, separate diacritic characters, conditional hyphens, etc.

  • The fact that most pre-print formats can be saved as a print-PDF means that IsakoStudio® can handle practically any input format.

INPUT PAPER BOOKS
  • After scanning, the ProofTool® system allows importing paper books into IsakoStudio®, thus avoiding the traditional and costly double keying preparation task. [For more information, see the ProofTool® data-sheet.]

JUST-WHAT-YOU-NEED QUALITY CONTROL
  • The QC level is fully adaptable to the specific job's needs, contents and budget. From none or little QC when processing simple layout fiction books to in depth QC for scientific publications.

OPTIMIZATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
  • Workflow driven - no deadlocks or bottlenecks and no operators who wait for a process to end.

  • Administration & Production Management Console allowing the administrators and the operators to manage the production workload and priorities.

  • Break a complex process to separate distinctive tasks that can be mapped for distinctive skills. Allowing - but not requiring - several persons to participate in the conversion process. Most steps are very simple and none requires programming knowledge.

  • All data and files are automatically managed by IsakoStudio®: The operators never look for files or data with a "File Open" dialog.

ADVANCED(*) STATE-OF-THE-ART DETECTION AND STRUCTURING FUNCTIONS
  • Automatic detection of columns, chapters' titles, sections and sub-sections, footnotes, lists, citations, tables, figures, formulas and illustrations, etc.

ACCURATE AND RICH EDITORIAL-XML
  • Highest fidelity to original contents. Optional attributes keep trace of original layout information (like alignment and vertical spacing) and semantics indications (for example, marking-up persons, stage instructions and dialogs in scripts for movies or plays.)

  • The various content elements are perfectly tagged, including across pages and chapters. For example, a list that spans over several pages.

  • Page numbers markers are embedded so that the original index is always useable.

  • Accurate structuring of complex objects. For example, nested lists; tables with merged cells or missing cell-borders; equation in a list which itself is in a box, etc.

EPUB OUTPUT
  • Optimized splitting to multiple HTML files.

  • Original page number markers provide readers a stable "measurement" when reading, and making the index (if one exists) usable.

  • Automatic validation check ("pré-flight") to guarantee full compatibility with EPUB standard.

  • Resolution and size of graphic elements (figures, illustrations, etc) are adapted to popular EPUB reader devicess.

  • Visual Layout Builder allows for the managing and mapping of the original book elements to the outcoming E-book layout styles using color-coded Wysiwyg productivity optimized interfaces.

  • Automatic creation of external links.

  • Optimized visual interface allowing for the creation of internal links.

ADDITIONAL OUTPUT FORMATS
  • IsakoStudio® can be used to convert ill-behaved print PDF to well-behaved PDF or PDF/A.

  • ProofTool® can be used to convert scanned paper books to perfectly accurate searchable PDF. Export to structured MS-WORD/RTF is planned for v2.0. This can be the starting point for a High-Quality Text-Mode Reprinting (as opposed to Image-Mode Reprinting.)

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND WORKFLOW
  • Built-in industrial strength workflow infrastructure.

  • Web administration application.

  • Priorities based production management system.

  • Intensive production statistics used for production management and for cost control purposes.

REUSE OF ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE

  • Previously validated fonts, encodings and diacritic processing are automatically proposed for reuse. Hyphenation dictionaries are automatically reused.

PERFORMANCE
  • All processing steps are clearly divided into server-side tasks and to CQ tasks.

  • Server side processing engines are multithreading/multi-core/multi-processor.

  • Scalability is limited by available infrastructure only.

(*) Analyse statistique de la mise en page et de la typographie; analyse heuristique d'images avancée.