What tools do folk use to test fonts that support multiple scripts (e.g., Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, …)?
For Adobe InDesign, I've seen past recommendations to install the Middle East (ME) version to handle Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew. With CS6, is that still the case? What do folk recommend when you'll be testing other scripts, such as Japanese or Chinese? Or, does InDesign CS6 work properly for all of that? [Apologies if the answer is obvious, but I didn't see it on the searches I made. I'll be installing InDesign CS6 (Mac) for the first time, primarily as an addition to my test workflow and am trying to decide if I should just install the ME version. Initial testing includes Latin and Hebrew, but expect others with some upcoming design work. ]
What other tools do you prefer to use for testing? I'm purposefully leaving the question vague since there are various tools for specific purposes.
Some of the tools I currently use at different stages include (all on Mac OS X):
AFDKO (tx, spot, CompareFamily, stemHist, checkOutlines, etc.), ttx, various documents. I'm looking forward to seeing DTL OTMaster 3.0 released, soon.
I'd be happy to hear of testing workflows that people like to use.
[ Of course, there's the standard: test with the expected applications in which the font(s) will be used. ]