[Wikimediaindia-l] PDF rendering of Indian language wiki pages

Santhosh Thottingal santhosh.thottingal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 17:06:14 UTC 2011

We are working on a Complex script PDF rendering library named
PyPDFLib(https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/pypdflib/). 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 PDF.
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
PDF features.

ps: Don't get surprised if you get a 500 Error page for the random
page you are trying. Just try another wiki page ;)

Santhosh Thottingal

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