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Name: Daniel Glassey
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Oh good, glad it kept my details now I'm back and have created a new account. Good thing no-one else took it over! I do stuff on the sword project at, integration with pango, and I did stuff on AbiWord a while back - maybe I'll be able to help with the pango integration once 2.4 is out.


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sometime in 2004
pangographite looks a little better now - now handles line breaking a bit better and renders the myanmar font a bit.
Myanmar test
cf the raw UTF8 in gedit
the cursor still needs a bit of work

June 2005 I dunno when I last edited this but status isn't much further.
I had a good chat with Owen Taylor at Guadec6 so I hope remaining problems can be ironed out soon.

Finally have pango doing something with SILGraphite. It is only the basic pig-latin demo font and there are plenty of issues but it is great to be at this point :)

Pig Latin Calc is the first gnome app running with it.

well, BibleTime now runs on MacOSX :)

looking at CLucene to see if it possible and worth packaging for Debian. It looks like it needs a bit of work to get it working with unicode (either UTF-8 or UTF-16) like the java version does.

no further with getting a PangoGlyphString out of SILGraphite. Need to do some thinking about suggestions for improving the API.

hmmm, well, got a little patch for pango that adds PANGO_SCRIPT_PREFFERED - if a module covers PANGO_SCRIPT_PREFERRED then it will be chosen before an exact script match or an exact common match or any fallback. Want to think about it a little more before I submit it though.

Using that, and my patch for fontconfig fontconfig bug 105 which allows detection of graphite ttf table and some opentype features have made the beginnings of the silgraphite module for pango, Have the covers function so that if the font isn't a graphite font it should fallback to using the shaper engine that would otherwise have been used.

Now all I need to do it get a PangoGlyphString from silgraphite (for the silgraphite shaper function) and find out if graphite is stable enough for heavy usage like this.


Got caught up on some packaging today. sword 1.5.7 with new lib version got accepted and promptly found that libcurl had changed so half the buildds failed. uploaded 1.5.7-2 to cope with that. Uploaded latest BibleTime and GnomeSword as well.

Might package the Gentium font for non-free, (or for wherever non-free ends up if/when it gets removed from Debian.


trying to decide what to try now, and what questions I need to ask about where to get pango to decide to call a silgraphite module shaper.

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