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Re: Bounty offer, for Pango's characters composing
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>, okhayat at yahoo dot com
- Subject: Re: Bounty offer, for Pango's characters composing
- From: Arafat Medini <lumina at silverpen dot de>
- Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:54:11 +0100
As I posted the bug long time before and me, Mr Pournader,mr Taylor and
many other ppl worked on it the problem is indeed nearly solved as Owen
pointed out, the patch is very good and well you can see the results in
pango 1.4 as he also said ;)
Am Fre, 2003-12-12 um 00.58 schrieb Owen Taylor:
> 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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