From: Aiet Kolkhi (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 18:17:30 CDT
CSets is a wonderful package.
Taking a loot at the list, it includes two 8-bit Georgian character
sets (GEO-ITA – aka Georgian-BPG and GEO-PS – aka GESCII).
In fact, there are two more character sets used in Georgian. One of
them is 7-bit charset Georgian Latin (or Georgian Transliterated) and
is used in the majority of Georgian written correspondence and
typography. About 90 % of Georgian computer typefaces are set in this
Fortunately this is changing as all Georgian sites seem to be using
UTF-8 (about 90% UTF-8, 8% GeoLat & 2% GEO-PS). Of course, nearly 100%
of Georgian software localization in accomplished in Unicode on all
This is partly due to lack of or incorrect Unicode Georgian keyboard
input layouts available on popular operating systems by default. This
issue has been resolved on Microsoft Vista and Fontconfig (thus all
major GNU Linux distributions) and remains to be solved on Apple OS X.
Do you think it would be wise to add GeoLat character set to CSets?
GeoLat is a very aggressive 7-bit character set, placing all
contemporary Georgian (Mkhedruli) characters over Latin characters
within 0040 - 007A ASCII range.
For comparison, over 90% of conversions on Georgian encoding
conversion site  is done from GeoLat (called _eng_ on the site) to
-- Aiet Kolkhi http://www.Gakartuleba.org http://www.284bc.com  http://convert.ge/en/text.shtml
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