[Fontconfig] ka.orth and Georgian capital forms

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Tue Sep 23 23:23:19 EST 2003

I believe that ka.orth (Georgian) should not include the
range from U+10A0 to U+10C5, 


 - Section 7.5 of the Unicode standard says:

        Case Forms. The Georgian alphabet is fundamentally caseless and
        is used as such in most texts. The scholar Akaki Shanidze
        attempted to introduce a casing practice for Georgian in the
        1950s, but it failed to gain popularity. In this typographic
        departure, the Asomtavruli forms serve to represent uppercase
        letters, while the lowercase is Mkhedruli or Nuskhuri. [...] The
        Unicode encoding of Georgian follows the Latin analogy: The
        range U+10A0..U+10CF is used to encode the uppercase capital
        forms (Asomtavruli), and the basic alphabetic range
        U+10D0..U+10FF may be regarded as lowercase (Mkhedruli or
        Nuskhuri).  [...]

 - The font that Microsoft ships with Windows XP that covers 
   Georgian (SylfaenARM) includes only the lowercase forms, so
   currently does not get picked up by ka.orth.
I'm sending this here, because if bugzilla is currently working on
fontconfig.org / freedesktop.org, I can't find it.


--- fontconfig-2.2.1/fc-lang/ka.orth.georgian	2003-09-22
18:24:55.000000000 -0400
+++ fontconfig-2.2.1/fc-lang/ka.orth	2003-09-22 18:25:21.000000000 -0400
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@
 # Georgian (KA)
 0589	# Armenian full stop (vertsaket)
+#10a0-10c5	# capital letters, not used in normal writing
 #10f7-10f8	# additional letters for Mingrelian and Svan

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