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Re: fixing 604471/591615 (Malayalam rendering problem) in squeeze

I am travelling and posting from my mobile. Can some body please take
this up? Pravi? No access to even my address book. :-(  we are going
to have a real bad name in the ml community if squeeze is out with
oo.o rendering like this.

On 22/11/2010, Jay Berkenbilt <qjb@debian.org> wrote:
> There is a bug in ICU 4.4, for which we have a small and minimally
> invasive patch, that causes OpenOffice.org rendering of Malayalam to not
> work.  The reporter argues that the bug makes the package unusable for
> at least one set of users (those who work in Malayalam).  I've attached
> the latest bit of the email trail to this message.  As such, I have
> suggested that the bug should be considered "grave".
> The patch is to revert a particular change set's changes to one file:
> http://bugs.icu-project.org/trac/changeset/26090/icu/trunk/source/layout/IndicReordering.cpp
> Red Hat has apparently accepted this solution.  Their bug report is
> here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=654200
> I don't see an upstream report on this at this time, but the discussion
> in the Red Hat bug report seems to indicate a thorough analysis.
> Unfortunately, the version of ICU in squeeze is 4.4.1-6 and the version
> in sid is 4.4.2-1.  I therefore can't upload to unstable and request a
> freeze exception unless we were prepared to accept 4.4.2-1's changes in
> squeeze (which .  I would prepare a 4.4.1-7 release for
> testing-proposed-updates, or this could be handled in a point release of
> squeeze.
> I've copied the reporter so he can clarify/correct anything I may have
> said here.
> Please advise as to whether I should upload a to t-p-u.  I'll upload to
> unstable either way.
> --Jay

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