[Padma] Reg. Porting Padma to Webkit

Nagarjuna Venna vnagarjuna at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 19:35:04 PST 2008


One point I forgot to add - it is not particularly hard to add support
for more Indic scripts in Padma (note that we are dealing here with
scripts and not languages). For our purposes, the scripts are actually
very similar.

I will be happy to walk through the design over a phone call if necessary.


On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Nagarjuna Venna <vnagarjuna at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Prunthaban,
> Good to hear there is interest in porting Padma to Webkit. I will be
> glad to assist with the porting though I wouldn't be able to
> contribute any code. Padma design is relatively straightforward - the
> somewhat hard piece is the code that breaks the input text into
> syllables. Everything else is table lookups. I will be happy to talk
> with whoever is working on the port.
> Thanks,
> Nagarjuna
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:36 AM, Prunthaban Kanthakumar
> <prunthaban at google.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> This is Prunthaban from Google Chrome browser team.
>> We are working on improving Indian language support in Google Chrome browser
>> (which used Webkit for rendering) and as a part of this work, we wanted to
>> do something similar to Padma in Webkit. But we would like to integrate it
>> as part of Webkit rather than having it as an extension/plug-in.
>> There were some discussions on this in Webkit and you can refer to the
>> comments in this bug discussion for details.
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20542#c21
>> At present we are in the process of rewriting Padma plug-in and look-up
>> tables in C++ so that they can be integrated into Webkit.
>> Would you be able to assist us in doing this? If you are interested in
>> contributing to - porting Padma in C++, please let us know so that we can
>> discuss further.
>> At present we do not have clear ideas of Padma's design because the current
>> team here do not have people with knowledge in all the languages (Padma
>> supports many languages and the intricacies of diffirent languages adds to
>> the complexity). Would you be able to provide your assistance in this
>> regard?
>> If the Padma developers team can help us with developing look-up tables for
>> fonts, etc in C++, it will be really helpful.
>> Let us know about your preferences.
>> Regards,
>> Prunthaban
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