Re: Indian Language in AbiWord

Subject: Re: Indian Language in AbiWord
From: Tomas Frydrych (
Date: Wed Dec 26 2001 - 13:05:38 CST

Hi there,

> another character which is a combination of two or
> more characters. So what we need to do is 'a+b'->'x'.
> Thence can we write a simple program which looks up an
> array, whenever 'a+b' is typed, and replaces 'a+b'
> with 'x' in document. In this way we can type a
> document in 'Indic Languages'.

The bidi version of AW does two-character ligatures, i.e., it can do
a+b-> c; we do not do more then two at the moment. In future we
will probably use Pango ( which will take care of
that. We also do basic initial/medial/final/isolate glyph shaping.
However, all of this only if the alternate glyphs have separate
codepoints in Unicode, and I am not sure Indic languages do).


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