From: Alan Horkan (horkana_at_maths.tcd.ie)
Date: Fri Dec 19 2003 - 13:49:00 EST
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Ramanan Selvaratnam wrote:
> ... how can one (note : I did not say I) be useful with the 'indic'
> support that Martin tells me, needs help? What type of help?
At a bare minimum run it, type a letter or essay and see if things work
all right and if special characters are handled correctly.
I vaguely recall that things can be difficult if you dont have all the
right fonts. Abiword only uses fonts that it can print properly so that
"What you see [onscreen, really] is what you get" when you print it out.
Presumabley you have used some indic languages using Gedit, even checking
if abiword works as consistantly as it does would be helpful.
> Also I understand help is needed with localisig the Gtk2+ interface and
> messages. Tell me more.
I dont know anything that but I'm hoping my prompt reply will allow you do
to something in the meantime. I expect Martin will reply with more detail
when the sun rises in Australia.
i'm not sure if there is much about Indic in bugzilla but searching the
mailing lists archives should also give you ideas. I find a good way to
search is to use google and restric it to search only the abisource
website and then add the mailing list name and perhaps an additional
keyword (indic, tamil, ...) should produce some useful results
(On a less busy day I'd try looking for you but I'm all tired out by
> Whay are you not in the Gnome CVS to benefit from the GTP (where I am
> Tamil coordinator ... why so little is localised is a long story)
I suppose abiword could set something up to sync its PO files with a
repository in Gnome CVS. Historically Abiword was started as a commercial
(but open source) venture and it suited them better to have their own
systems for most things and it is still very useful, personally I find the
Abiword Bugzilla much more managable than Gnome because it is so much more
focused and much smaller.
To the best of my knowledge the only reason we dont use Gnome CVS is that
historically we have not used Gnome CVS and there has not yet been any
huge reason or even desire to switch but if there were good reasons and it
was worth effort it may well happen.
> All the best,
> Ramanan, UK
Hope that helps
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