Sinhala unicode fonts (was: "Re: combining: half, double, triple et cetera ad infinitum")

From: António Martins-Tuválkin <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:00:00 +0000

On 2011/11/15 Naena Guru <>:

> For you to be able to read Sinhala Unicode two things must happen. First,
> like for all text, the font has to be present. The systems sold outside Sri
> Lanka do not have Sinhala Unicode, which is understandable because the
> community is very small.

It is *not* understandable. The “community” interested in writing,
reading, or merely displaying Sinhala script may be as small as the
Sinhala-spaking community’s 15.6 million < >, but
while unicode fonts for dozens of much smaller community scripts are
readily available, I have had, as possibly several others, great
difficulties in finding a free unicode TTF or OTF font covering the
Sinhala block.

So maybe other factors cause this, less understandable ones.

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