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From Simon Pepping <spepp...@leverkruid.eu>
Subject Re: How To Implement Ligature For Indian Languages In Pdf Documents?
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:44:27 GMT
Support for Indian scripts is being developed. See the overview at
http://people.apache.org/~spepping/. You could help by testing this

At this moment support for Indian scripts is limited to devanagari.
Gujarati is in the planning.

Simon Pepping

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 02:32:10PM -0700, dilipvshah wrote:
> I wish to use XSL-FO technology to generate PDF documents in Indian
> languages.
> Here are the steps I took:
> 1) I downloaded fop-1.0 and tried their first example to display a name. I
> tried to display name in one of the Indian languages, Gujarati.
> 2) I modified the fop configuration file to load Arial Unicode MS
> 3) The example application does produce PDF document with Gujarati fonts but
> the text is displayed as a sequence of individual characters and doesn't use
> ligature to display the text correctly. The font glyphs are displayed in the
> ordered they are entered in Google's transliterate tool but since ligature
> rules are not applied, the name is displayed incorrectly. 
> Does FOP have ligature rules for Indian languages? If so, how do I apply
> them when generating a PDF document.

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