The only major DTP application vendor to have taken an interest in Linux appears to be Adobe, who ported Framemaker to Linux and made version 5.5.6 available free of charge for beta testing. Adobe has now abandoned this venture.

Native Linux DTP applications exist, but are unlikely to be of much interest to translators until they support the formats of the mainstream DTP product vendors. If you are interested in DTP for its own sake, the following are the most promising Linux applications:


Open-source DTP application for Linux.


A commercial DTP application for Linux.

Adobe Framemaker on Crossover Linux

Adobe Framemaker Version 7.0 can now be run on Crossover Linux (Version 4.1), albeit with limitations.