Locales for Indic languages

Leon Ho llch at redhat.com
Sun Oct 17 21:15:28 PDT 2004

Exactly. The point of this bug entry is:
- Some of the applications/libraries require X to recognize the locales
correctly before it starts working. (i.e. IIIMF input method framework
with XIM bridging. It is the only way that can make IIIMF input methods
work for KDE/Qt at the moment. However it depends on X Locales) 

Minor point:
- By not confusing users to show warning messages when using some
libraries/application that's supporting Indic.

One thing to note is that currently Xorg does include Hindi and Tamil
locales, so IMHO it is make sense to add Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi
to at least cover all major Indic language locales.


On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 21:02 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sad, 2004-10-16 at 02:36, Felix Schulte wrote:
> > > 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.
> No application that uses a standard Xorg supports these languages
> correctly, period, end of story. You need a whole new set of libraries
> regardless of whether there is locale data. Xorg should be including the
> locales since that bit is needed as an enabler for the other libaries
> and it seems daft to have Sun, Red Hat, Novell and every other vendor
> add them to the tree each release.
> Alan
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