From: Aiet Kolkhi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 25 2007 - 05:23:26 CDT
I agree to the comments.
I gave the explanation in order to address the questions, though I am
not yet suggesting that Mtavruli style be added to a separate range.
As I noted earlier, the norm describing the increased use of
contemporary "Mtavruli" style does not exist in Georgia yet. Should
this change in the feature, there may be necessity adding separate
range for it, but this will depend on the language norm adopted by the
I would not fully agree with comparing Mtavruli style characters with
bold or italic style, as it is a bit more than that, but has not
reached the state when Mtavruli style characters are required to
properly present Georgian text (be it at the beginning of sentence or
titles), in which case a separate range would be necessary.
Currently no Georgian language norm recognizes the existence of the style.
Regarding the typefaces, unfortunately there is not a single Georgian
Unicode-encoded typeface placing Mtavruli style characters in 0D0-10FF
range. They all incorrectly place the Mtavruli style characters in
I do not think anyone has supported the idea of placing the characters
there, but this is how Georgian vendors seem to work. Regarding
international vendors, no big font vendor has created a typeface
Georgian typeface with Mtavruli style yet.
Monotype/Microsoft Sylfaen typeface only covers Mkhedruli script.
Arial Unicode MS typeface covers Mkhedruli, but has spacing issues in
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