[NTG-context] Re: does context support vietnamese?

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at gmx.net
Wed Nov 24 07:19:36 CET 2004


On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 12:24:30AM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> The Thanh Han wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 01:45:17AM +0000, Adam Lindsay wrote:
> >
> >>The Thanh Han said this at Thu, 18 Nov 2004 08:36:05 +0700:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hi Adam,
> >>>
> >>>ET5 was the first proposed font encoding for vietnamese; then it was
> >>>renamed to X5 with a few modifications. T5 is a minor update -- it's
> >>>heavily based on X5 but I don't remember what has been changed.
> >>
> >>Thanks. The questions now seem to be, is there a significant amount of
> >>fonts/support files/work that relied on x5 that needs to be supported?
> >>Because I just discovered that there were some serious bugs in the
> >>ConTeXt interpretation of the x5 encoding, and that any regular user
> >>would have demanded that something be changed!
> >
> >
> >afaik nobody has used vietnamese with context yet, so just forget
> >backward compability and do what is needed.
> 
> so we can drop x5 and go for t5 (i.e. lm only needs to support t5)
> 
> thanh: adam got most font stuff working like a charm! i'll add things to 
> the distribution

wonderful. When Quy translates the latex2context howto to Vietnamese, I
will give another try to switch to context :)

Thanh


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