Cool, that would be great stuff. Let's hope your boss lets you off the leash.
On 07.03.2005 23:57:50 J.Pietschmann wrote: > Jeremias Maerki wrote: > > I was also thinking about something like > > "hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project" but I guess there's not > > so much meat on that bone to fill one hour. > > Well, there should be enough for an hour, at least in theory. > I couldn't convice (yet) my boss that I have an important mission > in Stuttgart in July. If I could, I'd probably talk about: > - Handling fonts in Java, why the AWT font and text rendering > subsystem is lame, and what FOP, Batik and perhaps others would > expect from an API. > - How to implement flowing text, line breaking and hyphenation > efficiently; why the Java BreakIterator and other parts of the Java > Unicode support sux0rs; what's behind TR14; Unicode normalization of > text before looking it up in a dictionary, and efficient implementation > of said dictionary for looking up all substrings in a word (using a > trie, a PATRICIA tree or whatever) > - Talk about the question why the algorithms aren't simply copied > from Gecko (the Mozilla layout engine) > > Now that the deadline has been extended, I'll attempt it again. > > J.Pietschmann Jeremias Maerki