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Sponsoring a Workshop attendee?

From: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 16:13:54 -0400
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061007201354.GE29635@w3.org>

I received the following note from a graduate student who would like to
attend but would need help finding somewhere to stay (and
I think he would like to be fed, too).  His area of expertise
is in vertical formatting of text, and he implemented the
vertical layout in Pango.

Contact me, or contact him directly, if you can help!




I'd like participate in the Heidelberg XSL-FO workshop. The workshop
is interesting for me as I'm working on an implementation of
desktop-wide vertical text support, including my thesis I'll be
writing year. The thesis's titled "Traditional Mongolian writing
support for GTK+". I think my presence would be useful, as this is the
first attempt I know of to implement a general layout model for
vertical text on a desktop scale, and will naturally have to invent
solutions for vertical and mixed directionality layout.

Some of my background: I have been involved in GTK+ and GNOME, this
summer I implemented a project for Google Summer of Code programme,
"Vertical writing support for Pango". I'm interested in all isues
concerning vertical writing, and also in all challenges in
internationalised text rendering.

However, to be able to participate, I will need some financial
support, as I am a student and won't be able to cover the cost by
myself. I should be able to cover the travel expenses, but a hotel in
Germany is definitely out of my reach.

Maciej Katafiasz
mathrick at gmail dot com

Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/
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