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

h h extern pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 22 00:24:30 CET 2004

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 


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