Good work with the library. I tried a few pages like பட்டாம்பூச்சி,
மாந்தவுருவகம் etc., and I got an error. However, it worked for the Tamil Wiki
example you cited, இலங்கை and the Malayalam wiki example Mango.
1. insertion of intra-word spacing (like Srikanth and Shiju mentioned)
2. hyphenation is without the hyphen sign
3. image layout as others observed
4. I notice that the இ in இலங்கை appears to be larger and starting from slightly
below other characters. Is it because of the font used? In fact, I just notice
that it is so in this email text as well. Is it due to my client-side fonts?
I'm sure that it'll be very useful once the issues are fixed. I can already
dream of pediapress for Indian languages.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
----- Original Message ----
From: Santhosh Thottingal
To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia.
Sent: Mon, February 14, 2011 10:36:14 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] PDF rendering of Indian language wiki pages
We are working on a Complex script PDF rendering library named
. One of its
test case (or use case) is to render a wiki page in complex script(any
Indian Language) to PDF. Currently PDF export feature is not
available(not working) for Indian language wiki projects because of
technical incapability of Python Reportlab library.
Just wanted to give an early preview of this software library through
an online interface : http://silpa.smc.org.in/Render
You can try with a Wikipedia page in your language and verify the generated
You can also access this using this URL
(replace that wiki URL with other page addresses too - any Ianguage -
not limited to Indian languages)
There are lot of items not implemented, but your feedback is requested
on the current version.
The library uses Pango for text rendering and Cairo for graphics and
ps: Don't get surprised if you get a 500 Error page for the random
page you are trying. Just try another wiki page ;)
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