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Re: Quran PDF generation, help needed
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Quran PDF generation, help needed
- From: Meor Ridzuan Meor Yahaya <meor dot ridzuan at gmail dot com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 08:45:09 +0800
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Ok, for proofreading activities, at the moment I don't have any
structured plan yet. This is because I'm neither the project
maintainer nor have the access to the CVS. So, my request is as
1. Please check the PDF against the Madinah mushaf and compare it
visually. If you were to compare it against the character in the XML
file, it won't bring much benefit. This is because unicode is lacking
a few charaacters to make the process of encoding the Quran smooth.
So, I do implement some workaround to make it display correctly.
2. To report errors and improvements, just post to this mailing list,
or you can mail it personally to me, and I'll take action on it,
Insya-allah. I do read this mailing list quite regularly (except for
3. Of course, you can edit the XML file yourself, but I do appreciate
if you let me know what kind of changes you would like to make, so
others can get benefit from it as well.
Hope everything will goes well..
On 7/23/05, Arafat Medini <arafato at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I'm also trying my first steps in checking the pdfs.
> I'm sure I missed many things in this discussion, so here are some qs:
> What do I have to check besides orthography?
> How can I report mistakes? bugzilla or what?
> How can I report imporvements? Have I the right to report improvements
> at this early stage anyway?
> Can I edit the xml files myself after seing something wrong in the pdfs?
> On 7/23/05, Omar Abo-Namous <merlin12345 at gmx dot de> wrote:
> > Salam.
> > i've given the pdfs to a person, who memorized the quran. He will start
> > with checking the first juzu'.
> > Salam.
> > Omar
> > Meor Ridzuan Meor Yahaya wrote:
> > > I've tried to generate PDF files for the Quran text many times, and
> > > all of them seems to have problems generating the correct output. I'm
> > > using PDF995 and PrimoPDF, both generate almost the same problem.
> > > Basically, It will show that some of the glyph is missing from the
> > > font by displaying the rectangular box, which is actually there in the
> > > font. After some troubleshooting work, my guess is it is not the fault
> > > of the PDF generation, but the Postscript generated by Windows printer
> > > driver. I generate postscript files using a few postscript printer
> > > driver, but all resulting the same as the PDF. PDF generated under
> > > Linux is far worse, maybe I don't have the correct tools.
> > >
> > > However, when I generate PCL files, it seems to generate to correct
> > > output. So, my guess is windows postcript support is buggy. Anyway,
> > > there is nothing much I can do about it.
> > >
> > > So, does anyone have any other suggestion on how I can create the PDF?
> > > I can assure you that this is a complex process because it involve a
> > > complex font. My idea is we might be able to convert the PCL files to
> > > PDF and get the correct results, but , so far only possible thru a
> > > commercial program which I dont have. PDF is necessary because seem
> > > like a lot of people prefer it, and thus would ease up the
> > > verification process. If anyone would only like to print the quran
> > > text, I can give the PCL files and you can print it directly to a PCL
> > > printer.
> > >
> > > Wassalam.
> > >
> > >
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