Thank you, once again, Anivar. > Rendering Engines like Pango evolved through more than 10 years of > patching & correction by language communities. It work Pretty well in > most of the indic languages.
That's a relief! > Now For latin script wiki's there is PDF download option & Pediapress > to print them directly > In short Rendering is a major roadblock in reaching wikipedia to > masses. The projects like santhosh's effort are very important to > fill this gap. Indeed and I now see how important it is to be able to abstract away OS dependency on this as well. > This is the only viable option as of now. Most of the languages have > around 10-20 popular fonts . Creating Mapping tables for them is > anyway a big task . Wow! That is impressive - I was looking at it through a publishing lens - a print publishing lens, and from what little I know, they use hundreds of fonts over the years and as important as online is, there is also this mass of legacy content locked up away and that will never see the light of the internet unless such mapping tables are created. > There is no other free alternative . BTW Document Conversion is a big > business and many corporates are working on this area to provide > solutions for companies & governments Really? Would you be able to point me to any products or services that exists around this, please? > In my opinion, Efforts on this will be waste of time & money .I dont > believe in miracles with CDAC. *sigh* > CDACMumbai have a history of GPL Licensing one font series as a part > of their indix project , Raghu Series, by Late. Prof. R.K.Joshi, > Famous Calligrapher and Researcher in Type faces. I did not know this - thanks for pointing me to it. > Yes. And Problems & instability in unicode encoding also affects this Thanks much Anivar. I really appreciate the answers and have learned much. Best, Gautam ________ http://social.prathambooks.org/ _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l