Hebrew with vowel positioning has also been ported by me to ft2.

See
    http://imagic.weizmann.ac.il/~dov/Hebrew/pango-hebrew.html
    http://imagic.weizmann.ac.il/~dov/freesw/paps

for some screen shots and utilities.

Regards,
Dov

On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 07:22:09PM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Dov Grobgeld <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> 
> > > yes, it will use Freetype2 but somewhat hidden behind a Pango layer.
> > > The advantage of using Pango on top of Freetype2 is that it takes care
> > > of all the ugly details of glyph positioning and shaping.
> > 
> > And you get all the beautiful rendering of lots of exotic scripts!
> > Imagine, now you will be able to render your APL programs in Gimp
> > with comments in Chinese and Runes intermixed. 8-)
> > 
> > This is really the way to go! Keep it up.
> 
> uhm, yes, that's the plan. The reality is however that PangoFT2 at the
> moment has the basic shaper which works well for lots of scripts but
> not so well for the more exotic ones. Then there's an arabic shaper
> that's been added in the latest release and that's it. If we want all
> the exotic scripts to render correctly, someone needs to port more
> PangoXft shaper modules to PangoFT2. Fortunately the porting is pretty
> straightforward.
> 
> 
> Salut, Sven
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