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Google Summer of Code 2011


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The AbiSource community consists of a highly skilled group of people interested in, as our tagline states, bringing Word Processing to Everyone. We do this for example by making our software, AbiWord being our flagship product, available on as many (operating) systems as possible, and adapting it for use on the One Laptop Per Child system.


  • Add Hyphenation Support to AbiWord AbiWord currently does not support automatic hyphenation. Hyphenation programs used in computerized typesetting employ varied techniques often in combination to determine where to break the last word on a line. Usually, a dictionary lookup procedure is combined with a "logical hyphenation program" which bases its decisions on the recognitionof certain characters, strings of characters, or patterns of vowels and consonants. And I try to Integrate the 'hunspell' dictionaries for hyphenation.
  • ePub import/export support for AbiWord My project will bring to AbiWord ePub export/import filters. Export and import filters for EPUB formats version 2.0.1 will be developed. After that, if there is enough time, export/import filters for EPUB 3.0 format will be created, so it will be possible to create electronic publications from AbiWord without using any external software.
  • Get our Mac port up to speed Although AbiWord has an outdated version to OS X (2.4.5, when the current version to linux and windows is 2.8.6), all we would like to see the port to OS X walking together with the others port, combining the simplicity and power of this editor with the beauty provided by X Code.
  • Reduce flickering This project aims to improve AbiWord's look and feel, by eliminating some drawing issues.