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Re: units conversion (was: about contibuting to octave)

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: units conversion (was: about contibuting to octave)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:33:20 -0400

On 26-Mar-2009, xianghang liu wrote:

| I have attached the code that calculate the bounding box of a text object
| with FreeType2 API. It can parse simple TeX strings and is borrowed from the
| Java code of Micheal in jhandles.

OK.  So what are we supposed to do with this code?

If you want it to be considered for inclusion with Octave, it needs to
follow the coding conventions of the rest of Octave.

| 1. Shall we implement a TeX parser as the parser in matplot?
|     If so, we might need to use tools such as yacc.

Requiring bison shouldn't be a problem.  Using the actual TeX layout
algorithm seems like a positive thing to me.


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