Good work with the library. I tried a few pages like பட்டாம்பூச்சி,
மாந்தவுருவகம் etc., and I got an error. However, it worked for the Tamil Wiki
example you cited, இலங்கை and the Malayalam wiki example Mango.
1. insertion of intra-word spacing (like Srikanth and Shiju mentioned)
2. hyphenation is without the hyphen sign
3. image layout as others observed
4. I notice that the இ in இலங்கை appears to be larger and starting from
below other characters. Is it because of the font used? In fact, I just notice
that it is so in this email text as well. Is it due to my client-side fonts?
I'm sure that it'll be very useful once the issues are fixed. I can already
dream of pediapress for Indian languages.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
----- Original Message ----
> From: Santhosh Thottingal <santhosh.thottin...@gmail.com>
> To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia.
> Sent: Mon, February 14, 2011 10:36:14 PM
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] PDF rendering of Indian language wiki pages
> We are working on a Complex script PDF rendering library named
> PyPDFLib(https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/pypdflib/). One of its
> test case (or use case) is to render a wiki page in complex script(any
> Indian Language) to PDF. Currently PDF export feature is not
> available(not working) for Indian language wiki projects because of
> technical incapability of Python Reportlab library.
> Just wanted to give an early preview of this software library through
> an online interface : http://silpa.smc.org.in/Render
> You can try with a Wikipedia page in your language and verify the generated
> You can also access this using this URL
> (replace that wiki URL with other page addresses too - any Ianguage -
> not limited to Indian languages)
> There are lot of items not implemented, but your feedback is requested
> on the current version.
> The library uses Pango for text rendering and Cairo for graphics and
> PDF features.
> ps: Don't get surprised if you get a 500 Error page for the random
> page you are trying. Just try another wiki page ;)
> Santhosh Thottingal
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