OpenType font support for indic scripts

Himanshu Garg himanshu.garg at
Sat May 28 13:48:52 UTC 2005


     I am trying to get Telugu (an Indic script) display in Squeak on
Windows. For this I chose Pango ( to reduce my work.

    Now Pango has a function that renders text on the Windows HDC. (
pango_win32_render_layout ). Could you tell me how I can render the
text displayable on HDC on a Window within Squeak using the
same/similar function, please.

    Any references also would be of great help.

Thank You,

Rendering API:
First mail on this topic:

Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 09:47:30 -0700
From: Ned Konz <ned at>
Subject: Re: OpenType font support for indic scripts
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On Wednesday 06 April 2005 1:55 am, Boris Gaertner wrote:
> > � � � �I am exploring ways to incorporate opentype fonts for indic
> > scripts. If I am correct UNICODE support is already there in squeak.
> Yes, to some extent we have Unicode support. To the best of
> my knowlegde we do not currently have support for
> � �* scripts that are written from right to left
> � �* scripts that require script shaping

I wonder whether it might make sense to do a plugin for the Pango library,
until a native-Squeak version is written.

Ned Konz

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