[HarfBuzz] Inviting People to the 2008 Text Layout Meeting

mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Wed Jan 9 18:11:45 PST 2008


Text Layout 2007 provided the discussion on font and
Unicode/i18n-ed text layout technologies, and Text
Layout 2008 will provide the discussion on more script-
specific issues. The word segmentation/line breaking
is central theme of Text Layout 2008?


On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:45:53 -0500
"Ed Trager" <ed.trager at gmail.com> wrote:
>I have already taken the liberty of inviting two people to join us at
>the 2008 Text Layout Meeting:
>(1) Ngwe Tun, CTO of Solveware Solutions in Myanmar.  Don't know if he
>will be able to manage passport and visa issues, but it would be great
>if he could attend.
>     Ngwe is working on supporting Burmese.  I've recently discussed
>Myanmar syllable and word segmentation issues with him -- Burmese,
>like Thai and Khmer, is a spaceless Indic-derived script.  Burmese
>thus shares many of the same issues in how to break lines of text with
>Thai and Khmer.  As you all know, word segmentation support for these
>spaceless Indic-derived scripts is very fragmentary on the Free
>(2) Rahul Bhalerao who recently wrote Rendering Recommendations For
>Indic Languages
>I would also like to invite:
>(3) Jens Herden of KDE / KhmerOS.  Jens Herden has worked on providing
>support for Khmer on the Free Desktop and has written word
>segmentation software for Khmer in the past.  I have not contacted him
>If people have specific ideas about who else we should invite, please
>do let me know.

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