From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 11 2007 - 13:04:31 CDT
On 11 Jul 2007, at 19:11, Aiet Kolkhi wrote
> For proper basic Georgian support, it would be nice if the operating
> system or the external language package came with the following:
> 1. The Georgian-QWERTY keyboard layout, which is by far the most
> popular keyboard layout used by more than 95% of Georgian users.
> - The package in question includes basic Georgian-QWERTY keyboard
> layout, but unlike Georgian-QWERTY layouts available on other
> operating systems, it does not include Georgian quotation marks, some
> important special characters, the Georgian characters added in recent
> versions of Unicode (Fi, Yn, Elifi, Turned Gan and Ain) etc.
> Here is the description of the QWERTY layout which includes all the
> characters mentioned above:
> 2. Georgian Ergonomic - the new Georgian ergonomic, dvorak-like layout
> created by Georgia IT Department, TK-18 Group and other experts.
> 3. Georgian MESS keyboard layout - Georgian Ministry of Education and
> Science Schools layout used in all Georgian schools.
Keyboard layouts can be created using Ukelele <http://scripts.sil.org/
> 4. At least one Georgian scalable typeface, but preferably one
> Serif-style, one sans-serif style and one fixed-width courier-style
> font. There are some Georgian typefaces that are professionally
> hinted, open-source and are easily licensable to Apple Inc. for
> Georgian support.
> In comparison, the Georgian Language package for OS X in question
> contains only one font (Zuzumbo.dfont) which is very nice font but
> since it is not an OpenType font or due to some other reasons, is not
> sufficient for system-wide display of Georgian texts. As a result,
> some Georgian localized software, like Opera Browser, display squares
> instead of Georgian text.
Lists of Unicode fonts:
> 5. Proper Georgian locale, which would include regular locale
> information about currency, date, time and numbers formats, collation
> rules, timezone and other important language and cuntry-specific data.
As for the GUI (Aqua), several can be set from System Preferences ->
International -> Formats, and -> Date & Time -> Time Zone, excluding
collation and "other important language and country-specific data"
As for the underlying UNIX, many programs do not work with
en_US.UTF-8 even, so having it does not help much. Perhaps this will
improve with Max OS X 10.5, which is certified UNIX.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 11 2007 - 13:07:07 CDT