Reverse Patch for Khmer?

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Thu Jul 18 23:52:06 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 1:30 AM, Nathan Wells <sungkhum at> wrote:
> Thanks Norbert,
> 2) I am not sure what makes something qualify for backport, but if this is
> needed, is there anything I need to do?

Excuse me in advance if my ignorance of the Khmer language make my
question irrelevant or meaningless, but:
It seems to me that before, we did not handle word-break _at all_...
and with icu we do, but it is not 'perfect'.
So the situation went from 'not supported at all' to 'supported but
with corner case mis-handled.
I then assume that _some_ user of the existing version would be
unhappy of loosing completely a functionality if that felt that worked
'well-enough' for them... and _they_ would file a regression bug if we
rollback that change ?
At a proper version boundary, one could argue that it is necessary...
but it is very harded to argue for that kind of changes between 4.0.n
and 4.0.(n+1), since these dot release are meant to be 'safe' for
user, as in very unlikely to do random behavior changes on you...

Then again, this is a very locale-specific problem, that I admittedly
does not understand much about... so my objections to back-porting it
are mild and should be ignored by dev that knows better :-)... but
that is also why, also it would be technically trivial to revert it...
I'd rather not do it myself.


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