[reportlab-users] fixing bugs in 2.2 / Hyphenation support

Henning von Bargen henning.vonbargen at arcor.de
Thu Oct 9 13:06:38 EDT 2008


obviously your message didn't make it into the ReportLab users mailing list.

I waited a few days to see if it appears there and maybe someone from the
ReportLab staff answers, but since this was not the case:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Trent W. Buck" <trentbuck at gmail.com>
To: <henning.vonbargen at arcor.de>
Cc: <reportlab-users at reportlab.com>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] fixing bugs in 2.2 / Hyphenation support

> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 11:27:02PM +0200, henning.vonbargen at arcor.de

> wrote:

>> It was difficult for me to create a minimal invasive integration of

>> the wordaxe hyphenation library into ReportLab. The best solution I

>> could think of still required a minimal change to rl_codecs.py.


>> ==> It would help a lot if my version of rl_codecs.py could make

>> it into the RL repository. I can hardly imagine how this could

>> break existing code, but who knows... This should be reviewed by ?

>> the RL people.


> This fix has not been integrated into reportlab 2.2. Is there a

> reportlab issue tracker (BTS) that I can use to monitor the status of

> this bug? I could not find any mention of such a thing on

> reportlab.org or www.reportlab.com.

No, there isn't. However, ReportLab has recently announced that there
will be one soon (whatever that means).


> As the soon-to-be Debian maintainer wordaxe, I have configured the

> wordaxe package to automatically replace (cleanly, via diversions)

> reportlab's misbehaving rl_codecs.py with wordaxe's version.

Does this mean Debian is to include wordaxe in their distribution? Cool!


> Attached is a diff between the rl_codecs.py files in RL 2.2 and

> Wordaxe 0.2.6, to demonstrate to lurking reportlab developers just how

> minimal this patch is.

Sorry, but there wasn't any attachment in your message.


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