[sword-devel] Burmese rendering, was Portable Bible prototype

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Jun 8 08:33:13 MST 2008

Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
> Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> writes:
>> The suggested best course of action for today is to use the Eclipse SWT 
>> framework since it will use pango on linux & uniscribe on windows.
> GS already uses pango, and has the same mistakes (relative to WorldPad)
> as seen in BT and Windows.  Notably, there are obviously some issues
> with vertical bars, with or without right-looking hook at the bottom,
> which are supposed to be displayed cedilla-style underneath the letter
> preceding ("ç").

It's just the best course for right now. Pango doesn't necessarily 
include Graphite support and I think Uniscribe definitely doesn't. (I'm 
definitely not an expert on smart rendering or Graphite or anything, so 
if I'm wrong, please correct me.) But both Pango and Uniscribe can at 
least interpret OpenType tables, which are a lot more helpful than nothing.


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