[Bug 843331] [ta_IN] Please add glyphs for minority orthographies in Tamil

bugzilla at redhat.com bugzilla at redhat.com
Thu Jul 26 11:41:08 UTC 2012


https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=843331

--- Comment #5 from Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa at gmail.com> ---
Hi -- in that case if you are accepting these glyphs for the Lohit Tamil fonts,
you only have to add:

0xb2, 0xb3, 0xb9, 0x2074
0x2081-0x2084
0x2bc
0x310
0xa789

Note about that last codepoint: I have been discussing with other users, and we
have decided that since it is best to avoid PUA, we can use the codepoint A789
MODIFIER LETTER COLON for visarga. 

Most people are right now using 0x3a colon anyway for convenience, but in
printed texts, the visarga is shown as two rings (see my TTF) and not as two
dots which is the shape of the colon. So there is a need to differentiate the
colon and visarga. So please map the visarga to the separate codepoint 0xa789
leaving 0x3a as it is.

BTW I have also examined the file
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/tree/fc-lang/ta.orth. It seems that even
the Tamil digits and numbers are commented out. Is this a script-specific
datafile or language-specific? If it is language-specific, then the above
characters should not be added to it because they are *not* for Tamil language
but for *other* languages written in Tamil script.

-- 
You are receiving this mail because:
You are on the CC list for the bug.


More information about the fonts-bugs mailing list