[stsf] [Fwd: [Devel] testing Indic languages in UTF8]
Alexander.Gelfenbain at Sun.COM
Sat Jun 5 15:30:44 EST 2004
Thanks, it is interesting indeed.
On Jun 1, 2004, at 23:21, Roland Mainz wrote:
> The following posting may be interesting (at least for STSF testing...)
> ... :)
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Devel] testing Indic languages in UTF8
> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 09:36:33 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>
> Reply-To: devel at freetype.org
> To: unicode at unicode.org
> CC: devel at freetype.org
> The following has been posted recently to comp.os.linux.announce. I
> think this is of interest for you too.
> Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 05:22:29 CST
> From: Kalyana Krishnan <rkk at acharya.iitm.ac.in>
> Subject: Unicode test files for Indian languages
> Unicode test files for Indian languages.
> Systems Development Lab., IIT Madras, India is pleased
> to announce a free service for preparing Unicode test files
> (UTF-8) which may be used for testing Browsers and other
> applications for their ability to handle Unicode.
> A web interface is presented for submitting the text. To
> allow text input from virtually any Browser, the familiar
> ITRANS format is provided.
> The submitted text is returned as a UTF-8 html file so that
> the rendering of the text by the Browser is immediately seen.
> The result page also contains an image of the desired text
> besides the Unicode part to permit verification of the rendering
> of the text.
> The interface could be used to generate text of one's choice
> which may include conjunct aksharas and special symbols.
> Though input in ITRANS, the text will be returned in one of nine
> scripts: Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Devanagari, Bengali, Oriya, Telugu,
> Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil.
> Current rendering of Unicode text is far from satisfactory under
> Linux (Mozilla or Opera) in respect of Devanagari. The demo will
> be very useful to identify the problems.
> For additional information, contact
> rkk at acharya.iitm.ac.in
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