Progress and Future of Mozilla the Application Suite

Thursday February 6th, 2003

The latest Status Update is all about the progress and future of the Mozilla application suite. Featuring a summary of the improvements since Mozilla 1.0, the update also details the planned work that will be completed over the next few months and outlines some possibilities for the future.

#57 Indian Script Support

by sbaums

Saturday February 8th, 2003 4:25 PM

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That bug is about dynamic fonts, but Indian script display does not at all require dynamic fonts. (Maybe it did in the pre-Unicode / Netscape 4.0 era, but that's not where we stand now.) What it does need is a rendering engine that is intelligent enough to combine Unicode character sequence into glyph clusters. Pango is such an engine. GTK+ 2 plus requires Pango. Mozilla requires GTK+ 2. Ergo, Mozilla requires Pango already. So why not just use it, too?