On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 08:43 +0200, Jeremias Maerki wrote: > This is good news. I did not study the problems around non-LTR texts so > I can't say anything useful about this. > > I think it is preferrable to reuse code from the Java class library if > it covers our requirements (among them: maintain JDK 1.3 compatibility). > Sadly that means that java.text.Bidi is a little problematic, except if > we say that Bidi support is only available under JDK 1.4 but that might > complicate the implementation additionally. If we can reuse code from > our sister project Batik, that's probably better. Introducing an > external library will take careful consideration. We have to make sure, > among other things, that the licensing situation is ok. > > I don't know of anyone currently working on a Bidi impementation. If > someone does, I expect that person to speak up. > I am. Using Java 1.5 for the basics, and Java 1.6 for kerning and ligatures. I suppose you were aware of that though.