Projects / SILGraphite


SILGraphite (formerly OpenGraphite) is a project within SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative and Language Software Development groups to provide extensible cross-platform rendering capabilities for complex non-Roman writing systems. It consists of a rule-based programming language, Graphite Description Language (GDL), that can be used to describe the behavior of a writing system, a compiler for that language, and a rendering engine that can serve as the backend of a text processing application. SILGraphite renders TrueType fonts that have been extended by means of compiling a GDL program. It is currently being integrated into Gecko/Mozilla through the SILA project, a GNU/Linux port is also underway, and there are plans for and Abiword integration.


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23 Jan 2003 05:28 yosch

sila: extensible smart rendering for Mozilla
Check out sila ( on the mozdev website:

the sila project is the integration of the SILGraphite technology into the "mother of all browsers" with the aim of bringing true multilingualism to web technologies by providing a framework that takes into account minority languages.


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