[Padma] Bengali support

Nagarjuna Venna vnagarjuna at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 13:49:33 EDT 2006


Send me the files, I will checkin everything over the weekend.

Thanks,
nagarjuna

On 9/14/06, Golam Mortuza Hossain <gmhossain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Nagarjuna,
>
> Thanks for your reply. Meanwhile, I could get it work through
> an ugly hack, by replacing Devanagari codepoint by Bengali and
> replacing "face" in one of the existing font :-) I just wanted
> to get it working for Anandabazar Patrika. The font mapping is
> mostly done for it. The mapping was already available from
> Tanmoy's "aabpbengali.pm" Perl module.
>
> Its working fine in my machine. Though there are few issues
> yet to be handled! I will try to do that during this weekend.
>
> So can you please make a directory "encodings/Bengali"
> and put a entry in "User Preference" for Bengali. Since you
> know Padma better than me I think it will be much easier for
> you to do so. I will send you "Bengali.js" and first font
> "Aabpbengali.js" .
>
>
> Thanks,
> Golam
>
>
> On 9/14/06, Nagarjuna Venna <vnagarjuna at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Golam,
> >
> > Unfortunately there isn't one right now. The best way to find out what
> > you broke is to look at Tools->Javascript console. Most of the time,
> > it would be a simple syntax error that is the source of all the
> > trouble. If you can't make progress, send me your XPI file in a
> > separate mail, I will take a look for you.
> >
> > On a separate note, I'm kind of busy with other things and haven't
> > been able to spend any time on Padma in the past few months. In the
> > mean time, many feature requests have been piling up. I'm wondering if
> > there is anyone on this list who would like to volunteer and pick up
> > the slack. I will be around to help, but I'm hoping eventually they
> > can takeover as the main developer(s).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > nagarjuna
> >
> >
> > On 9/6/06, Golam Mortuza Hossain <gmhossain at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I was trying to play with the source of padma-0.4.7
> > > to see how difficult it is to add support for Bengali
> > > (Mainly for anandabazar.com).
> > >
> > > I tried  adding "encodings/Bengali" and updating
> > > padma.js, prefs.js and others in analogy of Devanagari. However, I
> > > succeeded only to break
> > > padma completely :-)
> > >
> > > Is there any "How To" or some prototype format
> > > available for adding new language in Padma?
> > > Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Golam
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