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From Abbas Mousavi <abbasmous...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: FOP and right to left layouts
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 06:11:46 GMT
I recommend use of FarsiWeb font set (az they are the first standard unicode Persian fonts)
 
http://www.farsiweb.info/wiki/Products/PersianFonts
 
or fonts from arabeyes project
 
http://arabeyes.org 
 
and also I am ready for help developing right to left suppport for FOP specialy for help in
testing.
 
 
 
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On Fri, 4 Nov 2005 22:02:17 +0800 "Manuel Mall" mm@arcus.com.au wrote:
 
Great, all 3 forms of help will be appreciated.

May I suggest as starting points:

1) If you haven't done so get a copy of the latest FOP version and 
establish yourself a development environment. Most of the relevant 
information for this is either on the FOP website: 
http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/ 
or the FOP WIKI: http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FrontPage and 
especially http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPIDESetupGuide.

2) Familiarize yourself with the XSL-FO spec 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/) especially  with the 
section on BIDI 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xsl-20011015/slice5.html#section-N6720-Unicode-BIDI-Processing)

3) There are some thoughts on BIDI and FOP documented on 
http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPWritingModesAndBidiDesign. 
You may want to check those.

4) Make yourself familiar with the FOP test system. See: 
http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/HowToCreateLayoutEngineTests.

Come back, ask questions, make suggestions, document ideas on a WIKI 
page.... Its largely up to you how to proceed. But this mailing list is 
your best friend and don't hesitate to ask questions or for help.

I have a starting question for you: Is there a useable Arabic or Hebrew 
or any other r-l font around we can use under the Apache license for 
testing?

Thank you

Manuel


		
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