New Lao XKB

Anousak Souphavanh anousak at
Thu Jul 12 21:30:04 PDT 2007

Thanks, Nicolas, for your info. I'll look into each mentioned issue
name xkb and DejaVU and follow up with them accordingly.


On 7/12/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at> wrote:
> Le Jeu 12 juillet 2007 13:31, Anousak Souphavanh a écrit :
> > I am Anousak Souphavanh, am a Lao team lead on major Open Source
> > developments. I was the one that submitted Lao XKB two years ago but
> > since then the government has changed keyboard layout and I would like
> > to submit the new one to Xorg for mass distribution.
> Just post a patch there
> > Also, I was wondering if Xorg is responsible for distributing free
> > UNICODE OpenType fonts or not. We have created FREE Lao UNICODE font
> > that can be submitted to [Xorg]. If not, please suggest as which
> > organization is responsible.
> If you have an active font project that regularly releases updates and
> enhanced versions of the fonts it's much better to set up a dedicated
> project, at , sourceforge, or
> xorg core mission is not font development and if you
> get yourself bundled you'll always be an afterthought.
> Also most distributors will probably want to know how your font
> compares to  the Lao support of DejaVu, as users complain if too many
> similar fonts are shipped. (if your font style is very different
> that's not a problem, but if not fixing the problems you may have with
> fonts already widely distributed is the preferred approach)
> Regards,
> --
> Nicolas Mailhot

Anousak (Anthony) Souphavanh
"Small can make a big impact"

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