[Scribus] Thai text
Thu Dec 29 06:42:23 CET 2005
Santhana Sriwanthana wrote:
> Hi, Craig
> my freind tell me that many programes on Linux use ICU for text
> rendering and word wrapping and now Thai language is on ICU already.
> does scribus use ICU ? or use other procedure.
Some discussion of the issues can be found in this set of related bugs:
A quick look over the ICU documentation suggests that it might be
useful, as it doesn't insist on doing rendering like Pango. It doesn't
really match what Scribus needs though (a flexible, extensible
internationalized text layout engine with support for multiple colour
spaces and capable of producing vector output). I don't know if it could
be used as a part of such a system... but I'm sure Andreas will have
looked at it, and if he's not using it it'll be for a good reason.
Internationalized text layout for scripts that can't be treated like
latin is important, and is being worked on. Like many things, it comes
down to available time more than anything else.
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