Looking for Inter Set’s Quoin
This is not a tip about InDesign. This is a plea for help. Once upon a time (very early 90s) there was a typesetting program called Quoin that gave users far more control over type than PageMaker or QuarkXPress. I never actually used it, but people raved to me about it. I have been searching for a copy ever since.
In fact, I remember talking to some folks on the InDesign 1.0 (K2) team about it back in 1998 or 1999 and they asked me what it did that QX didn’t, and perhaps InDesign should do. I didn’t know what to tell them. In fact, this mystery still bothers me to this day, as I still have never found this program, screen shots from it, feature lists, or the original manual (which I would assume has all of the above). I know it existed; I just found evidence at googlebooks.
So please forgive this atypical blog post. I just keep hoping that someone out there in indesignsecrets land can put this mystery to rest. Anyone? Hey, I’ll offer a signed book or video as a reward to anyone who can send me Quoin!