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Re: Internationalization

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Internationalization
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:55:14 +0200

Am 26.10.2007 um 15:44 schrieb Girish Kulkarni:

This file is an ASCII text. It sets X resources that GNU Emacs reads
and applies at launch time. The file needs to have a particular name
and it needs to be found in certain places.

Thanks for the explanation. But I do not know where to *obtain*
Emacs.ap from. It doesn't seem to come with the distribution.

Could be it's this one:

!! BEGIN intlfonts setup
!! By default, use 16 dots fonts
Emacs.Font: fontset-16
!! For small screen users (eg. 640x480 or 800x600)
Emacs.Fontset-0: -etl-*-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-14
!! For meidum screen users (eg. 1024x780)
Emacs.Fontset-1: -etl-*-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-16
!! For meidum screen users (eg. 1024x780) suitable for Thai characters
Emacs.Fontset-2: -etl-*-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-18
!! For large screen users (eg. 1280x1024 or larger)
Emacs.Fontset-3: -etl-*-medium-r-normal-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-24
!! END intlfonts setup

More entries are possible, look at the X Resources node in GNU Emacs's info node.

Not at all - it's no text processor

Devanagari ligatures are different from Latin ligatures in that
Devanagari becomes unreadable if the ligatures are not rendered
correctly. This is something a Devanagari reader would expect not only
from text processors but from any place where Devanagari is written. I
hope somebody on emacs-devel has taken note of this. Devanagari
support without ligatures is no Devanagari support at all.

You *might* get better rendering when using GNU Emacs 23.0.60, the unicode-2 branch from CVS, with libotf. Then GNU Emacs will have knowledge about ligatures and such from the OpenType font. Then it's still a second issue whether this knowledge is applied ... Again emacs-devel might explain more and better!



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