[scribus-dev] Lao, Thai, Khmer, Burmese, and Karen

Robert M Campbell robert.rcampbell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 16:29:32 UTC 2014

> congratulations robert!
> you've just been added to the complex script working group!
>> Just curious, which backend for text layout does Scribus currently use?
>> ICU? Qt? Pango?
>> I helped provide Lao support in LibreOffice (with a great degree of 
>> help from the developers). I would love to try to see what I can do, 
>> so any help is appreciated.
> more seriously, the core developers team is currently not actively 
> working (mostly lack of time) on improving the support of non latin 
> languages, but they accept patches and can give some hints on how to 
> work on the support of complex script languages.
> on the other side, lately there have been a few requests of people 
> willing to contribute code for support of non latin languages (or 
> having working code that they want to see included in the scribus trunk).
> in parallel, kunda (who will for sure read these lines) wanted to 
> create community working groups.
> so: let's do it!
> now, we need to know who (else) wants to be part this working group! :-)
> ciao
> a.l.e
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Sounds great!

I've worked with LibreOffice in the past, helping them with 
implementation of the latest ICU so that Lao would be supported. I was 
given a great degree of guidance, but I believe that I could help do 
something similar for Scribus, with some help.

I'm no expert at programming, but I think working together, we could 
develop a solution that meets Scribus users' needs, particularly among 
those using complex scripts.

-Robert M Campbell

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