Re: [indic] Lack of Complex script rendering support on Android

From: Mahesh T. Pai <>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 19:28:39 +0530

Christopher Fynn said on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 02:27:30PM +0600,:

> Although Adnroid devices "support Unicode" - it seems there is no
> support for complex script rendering on almost all Android devices
> which makes them pretty useless for text communication in all Indian
> languages (and many others too)

And strangely, Android uses harfbuss, ICU and pango for text
layout. All libraries support Indic; and it seems that at compile
time, support for Indic is disabled.

Thanks for taking the pain to identify the bug/ issue numbers.

As pointed out, some devices sold in India support _some_ Indic
scripts. That is it.

Mahesh T. Pai   ||
Received on Fri Nov 04 2011 - 09:02:26 CDT

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