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[Bug 720063] Re: [87 new] Expansion: please add Thai script [th-TH]


** Project changed: ubuntu-font-family => fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
    Milestone: later => None

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  [87 new] Expansion: please add Thai script [th-TH]

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Bug description:
  Filing a bug as requested by Paul.

  I'm attaching my sketch of an Ubuntu-like Thai font, with some
  documentation I wrote up for it that goes into some of the problems
  with creating recognizable glyph shapes.  I'll blithely ignore the
  technical problems of font design, since so many others have written
  that up.

  I wouldn't recommend using my font sketch per se, since it's a bit
  unconventional, but it may help illustrate what's essential.  More
  conventional fonts always show the little "circles" at the starting
  point of each glyph's written form.  My sketch leaves those out,
  representing them in other ways (they are usually significant).  I'm
  not a native reader of this language, but my impression is that it
  makes a big difference to legibility.  Books and letters always
  include them, as far as I'm aware, even if e.g. magazine articles may

  As a very quick illustration, these are all different letters: กภถฦฤฎฏ
  ดตค ผฝพฟฬบป ฌณญ.  Those last letters with and without subscript vowel:
  ฌฌุฌู ณณุณู ญญุญู.

  Note that there is a strong association with Lao [lo], so these two
  blocks may want tackling at the same time:

    http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0E00.pdf (Thai)
    http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0E80.pdf (Lao)

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