Re: Interesting comments on Footnotes

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 10:53:04PM +0000, Charles Goodwin wrote:
> There was: "Is it planned to add intra-cell formatting ? 
> E.g. writting two words in a cell, the first one Bold and the second one
> underlined."
> I apologise in advance for anything stupid I'm about to say; my overall
> knowledge of Gnome/Abiword/Gnumeric architecture is not something I'm
> overly proud of.
> Is there no way in which Gnumeric might be incorporating some of, or all
> of, the text layout functionality from Abiword?

The bad news is that as things stand it is next to impossible for
gnumeric to use any code in abiword, or vice versa.  There just
hasn't been a layer we could collaborate on until recently.

There is lots of good news though.
1) Gnumeric doesn't need abicode in this instance.  Pango is more
   than sufficient for the simple task of displaying rich text.  To
   date we were constrained by libbonoboui and libgnomeui and lacked
   a way to _specify_ rich text.  Drawing it isn't terribly hard.

2) With the addition of libgsf to the xp layer of abiword there is
   finally a place for gnome office apps to share code.

3) Even better, the libgoffice module currently living in gnumeric
   is very close to being made standalone.  Its probably not
   suitable for the xp layer in abiword (too much ingrained gtk) it
   is usable for the gtk only or gnome builds.

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