[Etoys] Squeak VM status concerning language encodings

Luke Gorrie luke at member.fsf.org
Mon Dec 3 07:02:27 EST 2007

On 02/12/2007, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at vpri.org> wrote:
> > >   The text renderer currently we are using is written in Squeak.  The
> > > theory is that everybody can modify it, but so far nobody tried to add
> > > complex script shaping handling.
> >
> > Can you give some pointers so we can get an idea of what it would take
> > to add Devanagari in this way?
>   I need to clean up some stuff.  But see that attached picture.  I
> saved an HTML I found on the net, read it and make up a WideString
> consists of these characters, and create a TextMorph.

How do you read it up and create the WideString?

The font we really want to use is this:
http://nepalinux.org/fonts/samanata.ttf -- can you tell if that's
supported somehow? e.g. import the font page of Nepali wikipedia into
Squeak and take a screenshot?

We'll look more at the details you and Bert have sent tomorrow and
then we're also meeting the experts who translate Linux/Gnome into
Nepali. Maybe we already have all the details we need but anything
extra might come in handy :-)

>   On Windows, Mac, and Linux, ot works.  For the next version of
> Squeakland, it won't be there, unfortunately.

Out of curiosity -- how will the next Squeakland differ from the XO?
We'd like very much to be able to "webify" the Squeak projects that we
develop for the XO.

Thanks again !

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