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Bug#476957: (fwd) Bug#476957: texlive-xetex: Sinhala language support

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:
>  If you have the *smallest* doubts let me know and I will leave that out
>  and it will be fixed with TL2008, but in case you think the attached
>  patch is clean I will include it in XeTeX.

Hi Norbert,

As the discussion proved, we have a little more than *smallest* doubts
about the attached patch.  So let us not risk including it for TL2007
in partly frozen Lenny.

I can maintain XeTeX 0.997 debs for Lenny for anyone who want to use
it for Sinhala script.  I will be maintaining them for myself anyways,
so it is just a matter of sharing them in an aptable form.

Also, it is very messy to use Sinhala without automatic font
switching, and I have created a simple style files using character
classes.  This also requires TeTeX 0.997.  So even if we do include
this patch and add Sinhala script to present XeTeX in Lenny, it won't
be very pleasant to write Sinhala without character classes.

Please close the bug.

Thanks everyone for all your time!


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