Add si (Sinhala) to the list of locales requiring Pango

Bug #66270 reported by Harshula Jayasuriya on 2006-10-15
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Need to add "si" (Sinhala) to the list of locales requiring Pango for
rendering. Sinhala is a South Asian script similar to Indic scripts.

At the moment a user will think Sinhala is not supported in Ubuntu's firefox because it does not render, whereas it will render correctly on firefox in other distros.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

ubuntu-6.10 per tfheen; I'll deal with uploading.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Even having installed the lklug font (in /usr/local/share/fonts), I'm not sure if I can reproduce the problem correctly. The only problem with the URL you gave is that it does not return a Content-Type indicating that the contents are encoded in UTF-8; if I select View -> Character Encoding -> Unicode (UTF-8), or use the copy at http://people.ubuntu.com/~cjwatson/tmp/icu-sinhala-rendering.txt which does return a correct Content-Type, then it seems to work fine.

The only difference I can see with and without your patch is that with it the Firefox menus, tabs, and status bar use the lklug font. This doesn't seem to be a release-critical problem.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: kamion → nobody
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Correction: without your patch, the Firefox menus, tabs, and status bar use the lklug font, whereas with it they use the font I normally see in locales other than si_LK.UTF-8.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Harshula clarified my confusion on IRC; I simply hadn't been looking closely enough. http://people.ubuntu.com/~cjwatson/tmp/sinhala-unpatched.png and http://people.ubuntu.com/~cjwatson/tmp/sinhala-patched.png demonstrate the differences; compare especially rows 11 to 16. Retargetting at ubuntu-6.10.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → kamion
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

firefox (1.99+2.0rc2+dfsg-0ubuntu3) edgy; urgency=low

  * debian/firefox-runner: Disable Pango if a Sinhala locale is present. LP
    66270.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Sun, 15 Oct 2006 20:29:26 +0100

Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

(Of course, I meant "enable", not "disable". Too late now. The code is correct.)

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