I once shared this on my blog, and thought it worth revisiting.
Benny also completed his work for Javanese typing tools for Wikipedia, so now the script can not only be read, but also written easily. This technology can even be used on other sites and not just Wikipedia, using the jquery.ime library.
He sees his work as part of a larger effort by many people who care about the script. There are others, who design fonts, promote the script in different venues and research its literature. Beeny saw that he could contribute by making the fonts and typing tools more accessible through Wikipedia, and he just did it.
Wikimedians believe that the sum of all knowledge must be freely shared by all humans, and this means that it must also be shared in all languages. Passionate volunteers like Benny are the people who make this happen.
Thanks to this work, Wikipedias in all languages can now show text in the Javanese script, and the readers don’t have to install any fonts on their computers, because the fonts are delivered using webfonts technologies. The exquisite Javanese script has many ligatures and other special features, which require the Graphitetechnology for displaying. As of this writing, the only web browser that supports it is Firefox, but Graphite is Free Software, and it may become supported in other browsers in the near future.
Graphite was originally implemented on Windows. It has been ported to Linux. It is also available on Mac OS X Snow Leopard although with AAT, Mac already provides a technology suitable for minority scripts.
Applications that support Graphite include the SIL WorldPad,XeTeX, OpenOffice.org (since version 3.2, except for the macOS version), LibreOffice (formerly except for the macOS version, since version 5.3 become availably on all platforms). It was built into Thunderbird 11 and Firefox 11, and was turned on by default since version 22, but was disabled with version 45.0.1 and re-enabled with version 49.0.
Graphite support can be added to applications on Linux with the package pango-graphite and on Windows with the experimental add-on MultiScribe.
I’m not sure what is indicated with those numbers. Anyone have experience with Graphite?