[Padma] How to handle proprietary fonts encoded in utf-8

arjuna rao chavala arjunaraoc at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 29 09:51:29 PDT 2009


I have done the mapping. I am not able to understand error message. I
enclose .js file with sakshi font mapping changes  to be copied as
ShreeTel0900.js and a sample sakhi html file with font html code set to
Shree-tel-0900

Thanks
Arjun

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Harshita <harshita at atc.tcs.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Check the Error Console, it might help in debugging the problem.
>
> One more thing, saakshi's font SHREE-0908W is looking similar to
> shree-tel-0900 except for some changes. Modifying the
> mappings will speed up the development process I hope.
>
> regards,
> Harshita
>
> On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 23:06 +0530, arjuna rao chavala wrote:
> > When i make changes in an existing .js file  for test purposes, the
> script
> > does not seem to run with a test file. Even the automatic conversion that
> > worked before for the usual sites  no longer works.
> >
> > I am following the instructions  as given in
> > http://tidbits.co.in/content/how-write-padma-conversion-file
> >
> > Thanks
> > Arjun
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM, Golam Mortuza Hossain
> > <gmhossain at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:07 PM, arjuna rao chavala
> > > <arjunaraoc at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > >> The one year old Sakshi  Telugu news paper  is using utf-8 with
> > > proprietary
> > > >> code points.  Like Eenadu, extraneous characters (double dagger  in
> case
> > > of
> > > >> Sakshi and Hyphen in case of Eenadu) appear, when the page is
> rendered
> > > > with
> > > >> proprietary font.
> > > > [...]
> > > > This does not make sense to me, because if the encoding
> > > > claimed to be UTF-8, but was really some proprietary
> > > > encoding, no browser (nor any rendering engine that did
> > > > not have that proprietary encoding specifically built in)
> > > > would be able to render the text properly.
> > > >>> You can download the font that was utilized from the URL home page
> and
> > > > see for yourself on Firefox.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have seen such situations for couple of Bengali sites as well.
> > > They use UTF-8 encoding but their character map is non-standard
> > > as they use code-points from other languages.
> > > (I wonder how could a company hire such developers who
> > > essentially screw their own site in Google search (Bengali texts
> > > appears to be mix of Bengali + Chinese character) but still get
> > > paid!)
> > >
> > > BTW, Padma can handle them without any issue. Just re-map
> > > those non-standard character to standard Unicode.
> > >
> > > For example: I used
> > >
> > > XXX.codepoint_E502    = "\uE502" ;
> > > XXX.toPadma[XXX.codepoint_E502] = Padma.vowelsn_AI ;
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Golam
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