2007 Text Layout Summit


When: July 4-6, 2007

Where: aKademy Conference, Glasgow, Scotland. Venue: Strathclyde University.

Accomodation: TextLayout2007Accomodation

Attendees: TextLayout2007Attendees


This year's Text Layout Summit is planned for Wednesday, July 4 through Friday, July 6, 2007 as part of the aKademy meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. The venue will be at Strathclyde University.

We are in BOF 3 which is room 10.01D on the 10th floor of Livingston Tower.

Planning Meeting on IRC Thursday 2007.06.28

Meeting on Thursday 2007.06.28 at 2100UST TimeZones in the channel ##fonts on ?FreeNode.

Presentations & Papers

Presentation are available online at unifont.org Text Layout 2007 page.

If you are planning to present a paper, please have a draft ready for posting on the web by June 30th, 2007. Send papers to ed dot trager at gmail dot com.

Acceptable presentation formats include ?OpenOffice OASIS .odp, PDF, and XHTML.

Agenda Items

  • HarfBuzz. HarfBuzz is being designed as a unified ?OpenType Text Shaper Library for the Free Desktop:
    • Current Status. Simon Hausmann & Behdad Esfahbod will present on the current state of HarfBuzz development.
    • Next Steps. We will have extended discussions on the development direction of HarfBuzz.
    • AAT. Lars Knoll wants to eventually have AAT functionality included in HarfBuzz.
    • Disseminating HarfBuzz. Discussion on what do we need to do to get major players like ?OpenOffice and ?FireFox interested in using HarfBuzz for text layout in the future?
    • Coding. We also expect to devote time at the Summit to hacking on HarfBuzz.
  • M17n Multilingualization Library:
    • Presentation by Kenichi Handa.
    • Discussion on including access to m17n functionality from within HarfBuzz.
  • Graphite:
    • Presentation by Sharon Correll, Graphite developer from SIL.
    • *Discussion * on providing access to Graphite functionality from within HarfBuzz.
  • ICU:
    • Design Features of ICU's Text Layout Engine. Presentation by Eric Mader.
    • Discussion on what features and design aspects of ICU's layout engine ought to be incorporated into the HarfBuzz design.
  • IM-Bus: IM-Bus is a new input method mediator being designed by James Su, the author of SCIM. Presentation prepared by James Su.
  • IPA Fonts and Licensing: Presentation prepared by Hiroshi Miura of IPA Japan.

Draft Schedule

Tuesday July 3rd

  • Evening get-together for early arrivals

Wednesday July 4th

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Coffee/ Setup / Seating
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Intro / Keynote
  • 9:30-10:30 Series of "Lightning Talks":
    • OFL'ed Font Update
    • IPA Font Update
    • IM-BUS
    • Fontima (Trager)
    • Open Font Design Toolkit Update (yosch)
    • OFLB (Open Font Library) Update (eimai)
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-11:15 CJK Unifonts Project Outlook (Arne Götje)
  • 11:15-12:00 "Pan Unicode" Font Discussion (Ben Laenen)
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:15 Design Features in ICU (Eric Mader)
  • 14:15-15:00 State of HarfBuzz (including AAT integration) - Simon Hausmann with Behdad when he arrives
  • 15:00-15:45 Graphite - Sharon Correll, SIL
  • 15:45-16:30 m17n Font Layout Table: Knowledge Base for Complex Text - Kenichi Handa
  • 16:30-16:45 New ?OpenType features in Pango (Brief talk by Behdad)
  • 16:45-18:00 - HarfBuzz Development and Integration Discussion
  • 18:00+ Continue discussions over dinner ...

Thursday July 5th

I think it would be good to have some social time on the day trip in the afternoon http://akademy.kde.org/codingmarathon/day-trip.php ?[DanielGlassey]

  • 08:00 Early Start to accomodate day trip ...
  • 09:00 - 12:00 HarfBuzz Unified Text Layout Engine Design Discussion
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13;00 Bonny Banks Day Trip: Busses leave Glasgow
  • 17:00 Barbeque on the beach
  • 20:00 Return

Friday July 6th

  • Text Layout Summit Coding Sessions

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