[Padma] Reg. Porting Padma to Webkit
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
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.
> 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.
>> 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
>> 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.
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