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WORLDPAD Mª Carmen González Cortés
What is Worldpad? <ul><li>A basic text editor. </li></ul><ul><li>It deals with texts in complex scripts, i.e texts written...
Downloading WorldPad <ul><li>www.sil.org  – free product! </li></ul><ul><li>8 older versions. They have differetn set-up r...
Downloading WorldPad 2.8 <ul><li>It requires the .NET runtime version 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>For Windows XP, .NET runtime ...
Installing WorldPad in Windows XP <ul><li>First, install .NET runtime version 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, install World...
What is Graphite? <ul><li>A package capable of displaying writing systems with various complex behaviours, such as reorder...
What is Graphite? <ul><li>Graphite system consists of: </li></ul><ul><li>a ruled-based programming language </li></ul><ul>...
Graphite Fonts <ul><li>They can be downloaded: Cyrillic, Burmese, Coptic, Khmer, Ethiopic, Dai Banna. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex...
Graphite Fonts <ul><li>-simple graphite font: it makes all  consonants uppercase and all vowels lowercase. </li></ul><ul><...
Graphite Font <ul><li>You can create your own graphite font! </li></ul><ul><li>Just download Graphite compiler and the Wor...
Final Remarks <ul><li>WorldPad’s members work with approximately a thousand language groups on six continents, and increas...
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  1. 1. WORLDPAD Mª Carmen González Cortés
  2. 2. What is Worldpad? <ul><li>A basic text editor. </li></ul><ul><li>It deals with texts in complex scripts, i.e texts written in a non-Roman script, such as Arabic, Tamil and Khmer. </li></ul><ul><li>Its main features: </li></ul><ul><li>multilingual text processing; </li></ul><ul><li>right-to-left paragraph orientation; </li></ul><ul><li>graphit font. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Downloading WorldPad <ul><li>www.sil.org – free product! </li></ul><ul><li>8 older versions. They have differetn set-up requirements and are used in different operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Current version: WorldPad 2.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Recommended Installers: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyman 6 and Keyman 6 developer. </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessary but recommended for an easier display of non-Roman texts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Downloading WorldPad 2.8 <ul><li>It requires the .NET runtime version 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>For Windows XP, .NET runtime must be installed before WorldPad. </li></ul><ul><li>Runtime engine provides common routines and functions that the application requires. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Installing WorldPad in Windows XP <ul><li>First, install .NET runtime version 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, install WorldPad. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, install Graphite source code. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Graphite? <ul><li>A package capable of displaying writing systems with various complex behaviours, such as reordering, bidirectionality, complex positioning, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to create a “smart font”, a font that gives instructions to the user about how the gylphs are to be selected and displayed on the computer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is Graphite? <ul><li>Graphite system consists of: </li></ul><ul><li>a ruled-based programming language </li></ul><ul><li>(graphite code); </li></ul><ul><li>a compiler for that language; </li></ul><ul><li>a rendering engine. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graphite Fonts <ul><li>They can be downloaded: Cyrillic, Burmese, Coptic, Khmer, Ethiopic, Dai Banna. </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental fonts: Arabic, Tamil, N’ko, Sumero-Akkachan Cuneiform, Tengwuar. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not considered to be official. </li></ul><ul><li>Toy fonts: just for fun. </li></ul><ul><li> -pig Latin: language game of alterations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Graphite Fonts <ul><li>-simple graphite font: it makes all consonants uppercase and all vowels lowercase. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to agree with a license before downloading Graphite Fonts in order to modify the font and share it with others. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Graphite Font <ul><li>You can create your own graphite font! </li></ul><ul><li>Just download Graphite compiler and the WorldPad application which will be used to test your fonts. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final Remarks <ul><li>WorldPad’s members work with approximately a thousand language groups on six continents, and increasingly, these groups deal with many of the areas in which scripts require complex rendering. </li></ul><ul><li>WorldPad provides the users with the appropriate tools to manage any orthographic phenomenon we might encounter in any writing system based on any modern script. </li></ul>
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