Re: Report: Debian Packaging Workshop at COEP
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On Sun, 2017-01-08 at 19:02 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Ritesh Raj Sarraf (2017-01-08 18:34:06)
> > * Indic font rendering in PDF. Should we care? Is PDF deprecated ?
> If you suspect PDF might be obsolete, then try - on a desktop system -
> to remove libgs* and libpoppler* and see how much is affected by that.
> Are special issues with PDF related to Indic fonts documented somewhere?
I don't recollect finding any such list, when I was running into problems with
PDF. I remember talking to Vasudev and he suggested me your name, hoping you may
have more insight into Fonts and PDF in general.
> > * Indic font rendering in Console and Pseudo Terminals.
> Similar: Anyone know about work on so-called "font stacks" for this?
> I.e. lists of fonts for each Indic script, prioritized by...
> * Ability to render the script at all (even if no composites)
> * Readability at low resolution (i.e. for non-vector real console)
> * Readability at medium resolution (i.e. vector based for X11)
> * Readability at high resolution (i.e. for print use)
> > * Indic dictionaries - I think this is something sorely sucky right now. To
> > the
> > best of my knowledge, our lexical databases are lagging far behind and are
> > incomplete. And not everything is electronically available.
There were some projects in the past, Shabdanjali and Anuskara. And then we have
freedict, which is actively maintained in Debian. It was when talking to the
Freedict maintainers, that I came to know of the current state of Indic
> > I should also disclaim that my knowledge on these subjects is very
> > limited. I'm just trying to see if there are others who could be
> > motivated to steer in those areas.
> My knowledge specificly on indic scripts is even more limited, but I
> have some experience with PDF, Postscript, CSS and fonts, and a bit
> experience with complex scripts using LaTeX, that all may be helpful.
> - Jonas
Ritesh Raj Sarraf
RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com
"Necessity is the mother of invention."
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