[reportlab-users] MediaWiki's "Download as PDF" feature uses ReportLab but has a problem
yaoziyuan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 06:06:18 EST 2012
Fortunately on the MediaWiki/PediaPress side, we have found a good
workaround: we will automatically insert a tiny space after every CJK
character found in a text.
Because the space is set to the smallest font size possible, it is
virtually invisible, but it can trigger word wrap after a CJK
character when a line is full.
Maybe ReportLab can consider this trick too :-)
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:50 AM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:
> I am sorry to be blunt but it's not about "how to do it", it's about
> "who will do it". ReportLab's own small team get exactly zero
> revenue from the open source code - the same price we charged
> Wikipedia ;-) - and are extremely busy months ahead with client
> projects, so we will not be working on this unless we get a customer
> project that needs it, or a lot of Asian clients buying RML licenses.
> So far we have a couple of customers using Japanese output and have
> never had a paying customer using Chinese.
> We are, however, very very happy to support anyone in the community
> who wants to work on better wrapping algorithms. This is supposed to
> be open source code and I hope some users of CJK might be Python
> programmers and willing to spend some time. For example if you can
> implement the method you suggested, it sounds like an easy addition we
> would be happy to review and include.
> In the longer term, including third party word-wrap libraries is a
> possibility as long as the license terms allow us to stay "open
> - Andy
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