[reportlab-users] Adding hyphenation capability to ReportLab ToolKit

Dinu Gherman reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 18:12:34 +0100


I've stumbled several times over situations where having a decent
hyphenation feature in RLTK would have made a difference in convin-
cing some client to chose RL over other solutions like LaTeX, say.

Now that OpenSourceExperts.com has gone live, I think it would be
a nice way to get such a feature going (and many others of course).
If you don't know yet about it, go here, it's worth a look:


Then, I've created a so-called Feature Fund which hopefully will be
able to attract other co-funders and a solution provider will even-
tually see enough money in the fund to bid for implementing the ul-
timate hyphenation solution. The description on the following page
lacks some whitespace as you can imagine:


To co-fund the feature you need to register as a client and transfer
some money (minimum 1,10 Euro), to bid for implementing the solution
you need to register as a solution provider. There are already many
such providers on a daily growing list:


I hope this is a way of accelerating some ToolKit development in
ways that depend less on the availability or non-availability of
individual ReportLab members, who will still need to approve such
solutions somehow, of course.

Let me know what you think...


Dinu C. Gherman - http://python.net/~gherman
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." (Alan Kay)