Vadim Konovalov <email@example.com> writes:
>What is wrong with non-western language support in perl/Tk or tcl/tk, BTW?
1. Direction support e.g. right to left for Arabic or Hebrew script,
and (I think) vertical for Chinese to have a traditional look.
2. Composite characters - while western scripts typically have precomposed
accented characters Ã and digraphs Æ with other scripts these have
to be done by kerning accents into right place relative to base
3. Context dependant glyphs - Arabic has one code point represented
by different glyphs for initial/medial/final.
Gtk's pango was designed for this - a quick google
shows up http://lwn.net/2001/features/OLS/pdf/pdf/pango.pdf
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