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Re: [m17n] Problems with the BPG fonts

Subject: Re: [m17n] Problems with the BPG fonts
From: Aiet Kolkhi
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 18:30:25 +0400
On 5/20/05, Mike FABIAN <mfabian@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Aiet Kolkhi <aietkolkhi@xxxxxxxxx> さんは書きました:
> 
> >>     # Georgian (KA)
> >>     0589        # Armenian full stop (vertsaket)
> >>     #10a0-10c5  # capital letters, not used in normal writing
> >>     10d0-10f6
> >>     #10f7-10f8  # additional letters for Mingrelian and Svan
> >>     10fb
> >>     #2018       # single quote
> >>     #201a       # single quote
> >>     #201c       # double quote
> >>     #201e       # double quote
> > [omitted]
> >> None of the three BPG fonts has U+0589.
> >
> > #0589  (Armenian full stop) is a big mistake, as 0589 has nothing to
> > do with Georgian alphabeth (it is not even in Unicode Georgian range).
> > It is indeed very strange how this letter ended up in list.
> >
> > #10a0-10c5 (as you noted) are not used in modern-day Georgian writing
> > and I think should be removed from Georgian font requirement list.
> 
> Is already commented out, i.e. this line in ka.orth is not used.
> 
> > #10f7-10f8  letters for Mingrelian and Svan should also be removed
> > from the list, as practically they are as good as never used in
> > Georgian writing too.
> 
> also already commented out.
> 
> >> "BPG Glaho" and "BPG Courier" support U+10d0 - U+10f6 and U+10fb
> >> but "BPG Chveulebrivi" lacks U+10f1 - U+10f6.
> 
> >> Therefore, none of these fonts will be selected by default when
> >> running in a Georgian locale, even if I add entries in
> >> /etc/fonts/fonts.conf to prefer these fonts.
> >
> > I think we should remove all the letters from the requirement I noted above.
> 
> But what about U+10f1 -U+10f6 which are missing in BPG Chveulebrivi?
> 
> Are these needed or not?

No, they are not used in present-day alphabet either. The letters used
today are 10D0-10F0   only, so they should be commented out as well.

--
Aiet Kolkhi

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