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Re: Bounty offer, for Pango's characters composing

I'm really glad you care about this problem and are making
this generous offer to get it done.

However, I have to point out that there are already almost
complete patches at:


which will go into Pango-1.4, so I'm not really sure what
someone would do for this. Perhaps after we get these patches
in, you can try out the result and see if there are
remaining problems that need to be fixed.


On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 16:59, Ossama Khayat wrote:
> It's been awhile since Pango had added Arabic language
> support to its
> exceptional portfolio, yet.... problems persist with 
> diacritics/composing
> characters (harakat) resulting in non-shaped broken
> words (a __very__ 
> unacceptable problem).
> I, along with all of Arabeyes' members, would really
> like to see this
> problem solved sooner rather than later.  Since I'm
> personally not
> knowledgable enough nor possess the required skills to
> solve it on my
> own, have decided to step forward and offer a bounty
> for a complete 
> fix.
> The rules for this bounty are as follows:
>   - If the problem is solved by December 25, 2003,you
> will get US$500
>   - If the problem is solved by January 31, 2004, you
> will get US$250
> NOTE: "problem is solved" means mailing out a
> patch/fix to myself and
>       Pango's maintainer.
> The bounty will only be paid once Pango's maintainer
> (Mr. Owen Taylor)
> either includes the changes or certifies the fix as
> acceptable a month
> after the deadlines noted above (ie. Jan 31 and Feb
> 29, 2004 
> respectively).
> It is envisioned that the creator of the patch/fix is
> also expected to
> lobby for its inclusion and acceptance in order to
> abide by the dates
> outlined.
> Best of luck to the _hero_ that is willing to take on
> this work and
> great challenge, I view this as the minimal most thing
> that I can do
> to offer something back to this great community.
> Good Luck :)
> Ossama Khayat
> Memeber of Arabeyes.org
> P.S. Please spread it as much as you can, unless
> you're the one who _WILL_ do it :)
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