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Introduction

Asian Language Support on Mobile Platform



The project is researching to enable Asian languages on mobile platform. This minimally includes enabling complex Asian writing systems and input methods on this platform. Current mobile technology deploys bit map image based fonts for this purpose. However, over past few decades, it has been clearly learnt through the conventional computing that this is not the best and most effective way. Thus, have emerged the complex font formats, including the Open Type Fonts (OTF). Although OTF based fonts are now available for many complex Asian scripts, mobile platforms are not supporting them. This project aims to look into challenges of deploying open source rendering engine onto mobile platform, which would enable these existing complex fonts to be used.