Locales for Indic languages
otaylor at redhat.com
Sat Oct 16 09:29:36 PDT 2004
On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 03:36 +0200, Felix Schulte wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:56:25 -0400, Owen Taylor <otaylor at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 09:36 -0700, Ienup Sung wrote:
> > > ] Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:25:48 +0200
> > > ] From: Roland Mainz <roland.mainz at nrubsig.org>
> > > ] Subject: Re: Locales for Indic languages
> > > ]
> > > ] Leon Ho wrote:
> > > ] > Currently xorg does not covers all of the major locales in indic. They
> > > ] > are quite important for Indian users as those are major languages in
> > > ] > India. Is it possible to add Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi into cvs?
> > > ] >
> > > ] > The bug and patch are in:
> > > ] > http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=860
> > > ]
> > > ] Maybe Sun i18n staff should have a look at that... they have working
> > > ] Indic support in Solaris (even CTL support for XLFD-based fonts) ...
> > >
> > > It is actually quite more than update on the locale.dir and the locale.alias
> > > files unfortunately...
> > I think this is irrelevant for the purposes of this bug report. All the
> > Xlib and CTL apparatus isn't needed for Indic support when using
> > Pango/Qt/etc.
> This is very relevant for every application which does not use Pango
> or Qt. Either add full support for these locales or leave it.
> Providing crippled support is not the right way.
You want to spew warnings (and cause some misbehavior) for users of
these languages for all applications because your application doesn't
support the languages? What is the sense in that?
Maybe what you are missing here is that Indic languages *cannot be
handled* with current Xlib APIs. They require a new API - whether that's
Pango, Qt, CTL, ICU, etc, is really not important to this discussion.
Multiple such APIs exist in the open source world and are in current use
by thousands of applications.
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