It is really the good news.1. Consider the situation of users, CJK console often used in some system's modify and configuration, also may used in looking manual and help. So we always keep zhcon's input method simple, easy supplement, rapid respone with low cost cpu and memory.2. The unicon input method used zhcon before, seems die. Those extern input method always make more problem when compile zhcon project. So if you want feedback new input method as library, we recommand you use open and load library style. This way avoids most compile problems. As the result, we can use same method to load other input method used in zhcon before.
3. I want to use utf8 as native code in zhcon, but this needs much work. This modify can solve some problem in zhcon, like half code of Japanese, and so.
I try first to use freetype2 as font render backend.4. If we support pcf, zhcon can use wenquanyi as native Chinese font. This will be great, because wqy is GPL. The attach file mybe help you. If render cause problem, this maybe not nessary in console tools like zhcon. As I known, the render is not good solution especially when port zhcon to PDA or embed device.
5. At the end, I like to point which is zhcon's main target.Full font support, at least CJK, no missing charsMore and even full display support, can display on different moinitor, driver, and Linux env.Simple input method, can input any char at least CJK.All in GPL.We appeciate any work for zhcon, you are welcome.----- Original Message -----From: MatSent: Friday, January 05, 2007 1:45 PMSubject: [Zhcon-devel] IME support and PCF fontDear zhcon's developers:
I am developing an input method framework which provide IIIMF, OpenVanilla, (even SCIM in the future) support for unicode console.
The project, which called UCIMF, now works with "jfbterm", which is a linux unicode framebuffer console.
Here are project's hosts:
UCIMF's is designed to be a shared library, with a C/C++ API, aims to privode IME independent of console program.
I have successful ported it to fbiterm, which is another unicode framebuffer console, too.
Actually... I use a lot of graphic driver layer of zhcon in UCIMF, and the codes are really excellent,
and zhcon's program architeture teaches me a lot, during whole my work. I often think, to do some feedback to the zhcon project.
It's great to hear that zhcon support UTF-8 now !
I am glad to port my program to support zhcon, and to support TC/SC/KR/JP input methods in near future.
By the way, I current write a article, to discuss why PCF rendering rate is so much slower than TTF.
Here is the article( In Traditonal Chinese ):
So, I read some source code and some spec about PCF recently, and still continue studying PCF font rendering issues.
It's heard in the devel mailing-list that zhcon plans to support PCF font,
I wonder whether I have the chance to help to develope, or even cooperate.
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