[Padma] Reg. Porting Padma to Webkit

Prunthaban Kanthakumar prunthaban at google.com
Tue Nov 18 21:23:21 PST 2008


Hi All,

Glad to see the interest you show in porting Padma in C++.
If anyone of you are actually ready to help in the rewrite of Padma in C++,
we can have a separate project in code.google.com and work on that.

There are plenty of font specific JS classes in Padma, and they mostly
contain a look-up table and a method to do the actual look-up. It will be
helpful if we can get your help in writing them in C++.

I would like to hear from the developers about this option.

Nagarjuna,
Thanks a lot for your interest. I will consolidate my queries and reach you
for clarifications when needed.

Regards,
Prunthaban


On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Nagarjuna Venna <vnagarjuna at gmail.com>wrote:

> Prunthaban,
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Nagarjuna
>
> 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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