[87 new] Expansion: please add Thai script [th-TH]

Bug #720063 reported by Jeroen T. Vermeulen on 2011-02-16
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Bug Description

Filing a bug as requested by Paul.

I'm attaching my sketch of an Ubuntu-like Thai font, with some documentation I wrote up for it that goes into some of the problems with creating recognizable glyph shapes. I'll blithely ignore the technical problems of font design, since so many others have written that up.

I wouldn't recommend using my font sketch per se, since it's a bit unconventional, but it may help illustrate what's essential. More conventional fonts always show the little "circles" at the starting point of each glyph's written form. My sketch leaves those out, representing them in other ways (they are usually significant). I'm not a native reader of this language, but my impression is that it makes a big difference to legibility. Books and letters always include them, as far as I'm aware, even if e.g. magazine articles may not.

As a very quick illustration, these are all different letters: กภถฦฤฎฏ ดตค ผฝพฟฬบป ฌณญ. Those last letters with and without subscript vowel: ฌฌุฌู ณณุณู ญญุญู.

Note that there is a strong association with Lao [lo], so these two blocks may want tackling at the same time:

  http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0E00.pdf (Thai)
  http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0E80.pdf (Lao)

Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) wrote :
Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) wrote :
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-02-16
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → later
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-02-17
summary: - Expansion: please add Thai script support
+ Expansion: please add Thai script support [th-TH]
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-02-17
description: updated
tags: added: uff-expansion uff-thai
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-07-14
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Expansion: please add Thai script support [th-TH]
+ [87 new] Expansion: please add Thai script [th-TH]
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
tags: added: uff-dm-new
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