Bug 139607 - Need a new choice for Pali Thai (CTL Font) in the Language List in Character/Paragraph dialog.
Summary: Need a new choice for Pali Thai (CTL Font) in the Language List in Character/...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Eike Rathke
URL:
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
Keywords:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2021-01-14 13:56 UTC by Supapong A.
Modified: 2021-02-01 23:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Character dialog box with language options to be chosen (19.14 KB, image/png)
2021-02-01 13:16 UTC, Supapong A.
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Description Supapong A. 2021-01-14 13:56:46 UTC
When we write Pali text with Thai characters, there are some characters written with different glyphs or need different position placing. While many fonts have provided glyph substitution already, we still have to put ":lang=pi" in the font selection combobox to have LibreOffice choose the right glyph. It would be intuitive to have a choice of "Pali Thai" in the language list.
Comment 1 Eike Rathke 2021-02-01 10:52:54 UTC
So to make sure I understand correctly: we are talking of Pali written in Thai script here {pi-Thai}, additionally to Pali written in Latin script {pi-Latn}, yes?
Comment 2 Supapong A. 2021-02-01 13:16:23 UTC
Created attachment 169345 [details]
Character dialog box with language options to be chosen
Comment 3 Supapong A. 2021-02-01 13:23:16 UTC
(In reply to Eike Rathke from comment #1)
> So to make sure I understand correctly: we are talking of Pali written in
> Thai script here {pi-Thai}, additionally to Pali written in Latin script
> {pi-Latn}, yes?

That's correct!

I would also like to know if I select this new option (Pali Thai) the program will select the right glyph in the selected font and apply the Pali-specific features, right? (Assumingly the font has been made with the correct glyph substitutions and features.)
Comment 4 Eike Rathke 2021-02-01 14:38:41 UTC
I have no idea.
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2021-02-01 18:44:32 UTC
Eike Rathke committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/6e3877e4da10284d91813cc0b52ea79a7e9c39f0

Resolves: tdf#139607 Add Pali Thai {pi-Thai} 0x0A67 to CTL language list

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 6 Supapong A. 2021-02-01 23:47:43 UTC
Thank you very much.