[Etoys] Squeak VM status concerning language encodings
yoshiki at vpri.org
Mon Dec 3 16:52:14 EST 2007
> > I need to clean up some stuff. But see that attached picture. I
> > saved an HTML I found on the net, read it and make up a WideString
> > consists of these characters, and create a TextMorph.
> How do you read it up and create the WideString?
Reading part is just like in a Workspace:
f := FileStream 'devanagari.txt'.
f converter: UTF8TextConverter new. "this is set by default and not
necessary, but to show the idea."
str := f contentsOfEntireFile.
> The font we really want to use is this:
> http://nepalinux.org/fonts/samanata.ttf -- can you tell if that's
> supported somehow? e.g. import the font page of Nepali wikipedia into
> Squeak and take a screenshot?
If Pango supports, it should work.
> We'll look more at the details you and Bert have sent tomorrow and
> then we're also meeting the experts who translate Linux/Gnome into
> Nepali. Maybe we already have all the details we need but anything
> extra might come in handy :-)
> > On Windows, Mac, and Linux, ot works. For the next version of
> > Squeakland, it won't be there, unfortunately.
> Out of curiosity -- how will the next Squeakland differ from the XO?
> We'd like very much to be able to "webify" the Squeak projects that we
> develop for the XO.
They are going to be almost the same. The features provided by
Sugar won't be there but like running as a browser plugin should be
possible, even the browser's world is somewhat fragmented in these
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