I’m interested to use FOP for creating Documentation with complex text
layout languages such as Arabic/Persian.
I would like to offer my help for the implementation of Bidi Algorithm
I search on the FOP-User mailing list and found, this discussion.
I’ve done the initial steps and establish myself a development environment,
and could render a Unicode String for the Arabic Unicode shaping
here is the PDF output and the fo file:
This test PDF output shows that the words in Arabic/Persian should be
rendered for ligature glyphs characters Unicode Arabic Presentation form.
And there is no problem with the Arabic shaping for Text, RTF output.
Is there anyone who works on Bidi implementation?
Should the Bidi Implementation be an awt independent solution?
Could we use jdk 1.4 and classes like java.text.Bidi or
I looked around for Bidi implementation and found Fribid,
http://fribidi.org/wiki/ which is implemented in C.
iText project has also some Bidi classes like
Or we can use Batik classes like
I think the first point should be the implementation of
And then add some classes for the Arabic character shaping like
The bidi-Override implementation is very useful for some other projects
to be able to
create Persian/Arabic Documentation with PDF output from DocBook files.