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From mehdi houshmand <med1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PDFBox Project for GSoC 2012
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:56:29 GMT
Hi Tharaka,

You have plenty of options here, the student application deadline is on the
6th April (see the calendar
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2012), so you've got
plenty of time.

Let me and/or the community know if you have any questions about the
projects. If you have an idea of which project you'd prefer, maybe we can
start drawing up some goals and a schedule and discuss with the community
to get some feedback on which facets are a) interesting b) useful or c)
both!

Mehdi

On 20 March 2012 15:58, Jeremias Maerki <dev@jeremias-maerki.ch> wrote:

> There are a number of HTML to XSL-FO converters. I've never checked how
> good the results are but ultimately a native HTML engine is likely to
> produce better results especially since HTML was not really designed for
> print and has to be retrofitted in CSS3. But again, this is a large
> project and, IMO, out of scope for PDFBox.
>
> http://html2fo.sourceforge.net/
> http://denature.sourceforge.net/
> ...and probably others...
>
> On 20.03.2012 13:02:33 Dexter Mishra wrote:
> > I vote for a PDS editor kind of stuff.
> > Another thing regarding the HTML to PDS, cant it be done with XSL-FO
> > feature?
> > Thanks
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de
> >wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > > <snip/>
> > > >
> > > >>
> > > >> Although I think that the current PDF Reader can be enhanced in many
> > > ways
> > > >> there are already so many Readers out there as well as PDF support
> > > within
> > > >> web browsers my personal opinion is that enhancing PDFBox core
> > > capabilities
> > > >> would be more beneficial.
> > > >>
> > > >> With kind regards
> > > >>
> > > >> Maruan Sahyoun
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > > Check out Jeremias' suggestions of the viewer, it's less of a viewer
> and
> > > > more of a front-end for a lot of the tools PDFBox has to offer, a
> PDFBox
> > > > GUI so to speak rather than a PDF viewer.
> > >
> > > I'd still look into enhancing PDFBox core as this will benefit most
> users.
> > > Looking at the bugs and issues most come from core capabilities.
>
>
>
>
> Jeremias Maerki
>
>

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