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bug#7005: 24.0.50; Devanagari rendering broken

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: bug#7005: 24.0.50; Devanagari rendering broken
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:34:02 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Ramkumar Ramachandra <address@hidden> writes:

> Steps to reproduce:
> Open a file containing UTF-8 Devanagari script in Emacs. It is rendered
> incorrectly. For example, in the word "लिखने", The first and second
> rendered characters are swapped. Konsole (Qt) renders this correctly.

Emacs 23 and later shifted the support of Indic (and any
other complex scripts) to OpenType fonts.  And, on
GNU/Linux, you need libotf, m17n-db, and m17n-lib to make
Emacs render those scripts correctly by OTF.

> A page on the EmacsWiki suggests a workaround that works on Ubuntu
> though [1].

It's not a "workaround" but the right thing on GNU/Linux

Kenichi Handa

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