From: Hubert Figuiere (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 25 2002 - 04:34:38 EDT
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To: "Tomas Frydrych" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Pango portability (or rather the lack of it)
From: Havoc Pennington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 24 Apr 2002 22:03:37 -0400
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"Tomas Frydrych" <email@example.com> writes:
> So, the bottom line is that Pango only really works on Unix. Until
> this changes, it is not suitable for use in AW.
So you're going to reimplement over a year of debugged work by an i18n
expert and a bunch of contributors with language-specific expertise,
instead of working on fixing up the win32 port, which needs to be done
for GTK itself anyway?
And end up with a document editing area with different behavior
from your entry boxes in terms of selection, delete keys, etc.
This just doesn't make sense to me. I don't think you understand how
complex it will be to implement all this, or how hard it will be to
match the user-visible behavior that Pango presents (it will be easy
for Europe of course, but not for the hard languages).
If the Pango release cycle doesn't sync with yours then cut-and-paste
Pango for a while and keep an internal copy (ideally as pristine
tarball + namespace sed job + patch set). But there's no reason to
redo the work.
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