Christian Ziesemer wrote: > > Do you know other projects dealing with high quality typesetting with > Java or if Java 1.5 will bring improvements? I'm thinking about writing > my diploma thesis about how to extend the current/implement a > typesetting API for Java.
Batik extends text attributes with kerning, word and character spacing. The beauty of pure Java2D text is : you do not have to preprocess fonts files and to deal with glyph metrics. If you want I will send you my font test program. There will be a Java2D text rework in Java 1.5 to eliminate bugs and improve some internals. What is your idea of a typesetting API? Something like a FOP renderer interface, storing a document as graphics objects in memory, a formatter? Hansuli Anderegg