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any Adobe Reader like apps written in python, for examination?

Is anyone aware of any applications that handle font and graphics
display--- something like Adobe Reader--- that are written in Python,
and the code is available for examination? It doesn't matter what GUI
toolkit is used.

Thanks,
Alex
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Dec 24 '05 #1
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Alex Gittens <sw******@gmail.com> wrote:
Is anyone aware of any applications that handle font and graphics
display--- something like Adobe Reader--- that are written in Python,
and the code is available for examination? It doesn't matter what GUI
toolkit is used.


Grail comes to my mind immediately, it is however rather dated.
Otherwise, displaying simple graphics and text in pygame is trivial -
but it is not the right way if you need a GUI.
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Dec 26 '05 #2
Yeah, pygame is not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a good
example of cross platform non-trivial page-layout and font handling.
The project I'm working on-- a typographically correct interface to a
CAS-- requires pixel-perfect font handling.

I'll definitely look into Grail: I'm sure as a browser it has to
address these problems. But I'm open to further suggestions.

Thanks,
Alex

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Alex Gittens <sw******@gmail.com> wrote:
Is anyone aware of any applications that handle font and graphics
display--- something like Adobe Reader--- that are written in Python,
and the code is available for examination? It doesn't matter what GUI
toolkit is used.


Grail comes to my mind immediately, it is however rather dated.
Otherwise, displaying simple graphics and text in pygame is trivial -
but it is not the right way if you need a GUI.
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Dec 28 '05 #3
Alex Gittens <sw******@gmail.com> writes:
Yeah, pygame is not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a good
example of cross platform non-trivial page-layout and font handling.
The project I'm working on-- a typographically correct interface to a
CAS-- requires pixel-perfect font handling.

I'll definitely look into Grail: I'm sure as a browser it has to
address these problems. But I'm open to further suggestions.

[...]

Grail was a research project -- not sure "pixel-perfect" is something
you'd *expect* to find there, but maybe you'll be lucky.

Sketch, OTOH, is certainly worth a look. It's a vector graphics app.
IIRC it does handle bitmaps.
John

Dec 28 '05 #4

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