Android 5.1 ships with support for several minority scripts
roozbeh at unicode.org
Sat Mar 14 12:28:14 CDT 2015
I don't know the answer to your questions unfortunately. You can
investigate the fonts yourself (they are available at
https://code.google.com/p/noto/), or ask for support for Western Cham
(assuming it's already properly encoded at Unicode) at the Noto issue
tracker at https://code.google.com/p/noto/issues/entry.
On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 8:27 PM, Andrew Cunningham <lang.support at gmail.com>
> Hi Roozbeh,
> a point of clarification and a question:
> * the Cham font is actually an Eastern Cham font supporting Akhar Thrah
> the Eastern variety of the script.
> Akhar Srak . Western Cham script remains unsupported.
> Which languages was the Thai Tham font designed to support? And which
> variety of the script?
> On Saturday, 14 March 2015, Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh at unicode.org> wrote:
> > Android 5.1, released earlier this week, has added support for 25
> minority scripts. The wide coverage can be reproduced by almost everybody
> for free, thanks to the Noto and HarfBuzz projects, both of which are open
> source. (Android itself is open source too.)
> > By my count, these are the new scripts added in Android 5.1: Balinese,
> Batak, Buginese, Buhid, Cham, Coptic, Glagolitic, Hanunnoo, Javanese, Kayah
> Li, Lepcha, Limbu, Meetei Mayek, Ol Chiki, Oriya, Rejang, Saurashtra,
> Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Tai Le, Tai Tham, Tai Viet, Thaana, and
> > (Android 5.0, released last year, had already added the Georgian lari,
> complete Unicode 7.0 coverage for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic, and seven new
> scripts: Braille, Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Cherokee, Gujarati,
> Gurmukhi, Sinhala, and Yi.)
> > Note that different Android vendors and carriers may choose to ship more
> fonts or less, but Android One phones and most Nexus devices will support
> all the above scripts out of the box.
> > None of this would have been possible without the efforts of Unicode
> volunteers who worked hard to encode the scripts in Unicode. Thanks to the
> efforts of Unicode, Noto, and HarfBuzz, thousands of communities around the
> world would can now read and write their language on smartphones and
> tablets for the first time.
> Andrew Cunningham
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