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What is CTL?
The Open Group's Complex Text Layout (CTL) pre-structured technology (PST) project integrates the display and editing of complex text languages (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Korean) into the CDE/Motif environment, based on an implementation of the X/Open Portable Layout Services specification. CTL will provide support for composed, context sensitive and intermixed bi-directional characters.
CTL is an implementation of the X/Open Portable Layout Services API with an architecture supporting pluggable locale-specific modules (and LO_LTYPE definitions) for some set of locales.
The CTL PST was sponsored by SunSoft; Silicon Graphics, Inc.; IBM; and Digital Equipment Corporation
The focus areas of the CTL are:
Support for Complex Text Layout (CTL) will allow localized software solutions to be provided for where CTL based solutions are the defacto standard and a requirement for doing business (e.g; Middle East, Thailand, North Africa). Significant time-to-market leverage exists for users of Motif with CTL support embedded in it.