Re: Pango? (was Re: commit: abi: UTF8String class)

From: Michiel Toneman (
Date: Tue Apr 23 2002 - 10:59:26 EDT

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    On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 16:28, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
    > > Pango is also a *Hell* of a lot more than just freetype. There needs
    > > to be a *lot* more work done than what Tomas has already done, and
    > > this sort of thing is very hard to get right.
    > snip...
    > I entirely agree, but before we start talking about full
    > internationalization, let's do well what we already purport to do. At
    > the moment we have real problems supporting even Latin-2
    > languages on Linux! For instance, how would we print a complex
    > Pango rendered text on Linux? Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

    Just a thought, although I'm thouroughly underqualified to comment on

    Since Pango is practically the foundation of international text
    rendering in Gnome2, wouldn't it make sense to assume that any issues
    will (have to) be solved?

    Since many others are going to encounter the same hurdles, we don't get
    into a position where we have to solve the *hard* parts. It usually
    makes sense to piggy-back on the work of others...


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