[HarfBuzz] Mongolian Layout ?
behdad at behdad.org
Wed Jun 18 14:47:31 PDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 15:48 -0600, Deron Kazmaier wrote:
> I have a number of things I would like to add to Harfbuzz, but I was
> told to wait until a radical new version was out. Did I miss that
> release announcement or has that been scratched?
Neither... On back burner... :(
> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 10:35 -0400, Ed Trager wrote:
> >> Hi, Behdad and everyone,
> >> The fact that a Mongolian font and Mongolian layout is now available
> >> in Vista should make it easier to test Mongolian layout in Harfbuzz.
> >> So, I am just wondering if anyone has thought about providing and/or
> >> testing/debugging Mongolian OpenType support in Harfbuzz yet?
> > Hi,
> > I know Mathrick (CC'ed) was interested in getting Mongolian working.
> > CC'ing him.
> > behdad
> >> Best - Ed Trager
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: Andrew West <andrewcwest at gmail.com>
> >> Date: Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 8:49 AM
> >> Subject: Re: About Mongolian characters in Unicode
> >> To: Dagvadorj Galbadrakh <dagvadorj at gmail.com>
> >> Cc: unicode at unicode.org
> >> 2008/6/17 Dagvadorj Galbadrakh <dagvadorj at gmail.com>:
> >>> http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.0.0/ch13.pdf#G18211 is indeed a
> >>> fantastic document. Those who prepared this document (I believe he/she is in
> >>> the Unicode developing team) is a lot capable of Mongolian.
> >> Thank you. I am responsible for the section on Mongolian, so if you
> >> have any specific questions about how Unicode Mongolian works please
> >> feel free to contact me off-list.
> >>> As far as I understand from some documents including
> >>> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=UniscribeVersions,
> >>> variation/form convergence is not available until Windows Vista i.e., it is
> >>> not available on Windows XP and Office 2003 etc.
> >> That is correct. Although theoretically Mongolian could work correctly
> >> on Windows XP with a smart Mongolian font and a dumb rendering engine,
> >> in practice the cleverness involved in rendering Mongolian correctly
> >> is shared between the rendering engine (Uniscribe) and the font, and
> >> only in Vista do you have both a version of Uniscribe that supports
> >> Mongolian and a functional Mongolian font ("Mongolian Baiti").
> >> Andrew
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