The phase one of the coding period is now completed and I’m done with the initial implementation of typewriter annotation tool in Okular along with writing the integration tests for the same. I have created the revision on Phabricator and it is currently under review. Some review comments by my mentor are still to come.
As per the agreed timeline, I have implemented the fully functional typewriter tool that creates the annotation with the transparent background in all the supported document formats and the text input UI in the current implementation is the popup QInputDialog window which is in accordance with the inline note.
This is how it works:
Thanks to Tobias Deiminger, my mentor, and other Okular developers who helped me in all the ways whenever I was stuck anywhere.
The typewriter tool icon is inspired from Adobe Reader’s one and currently, we are missing a number of vital features in others annotations plus the typewriter annotation which we have planned to complete in the next phase. I need to do some fixes before proceeding to the other goals of this project.
The first 15 days of the phase one were quite busy for me as I had my college exams and so I only devoted 15 hours a week and the last 10 days were spent in figuring out how to write the tests and in writing a few of them. Following is our next plan:
- Font color implementation in Poppler
- Font color chooser in typewriter annotation’s settings dialog
- Respect font family in Poppler
- Writing integration tests
And yes, after this phase, we will try some WYSIWYG approach for our typewriter annotation.
You can track my commits at https://cgit.kde.org/okular.git/log/?h=gsoc2018_typewriter
Feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome :)
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