[NTG-context] lmtx & lohit-devanagari fonts

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Thu Apr 23 00:12:16 CEST 2020

> Am 22.04.2020 um 15:19 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:
> On 4/22/2020 8:16 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>>> Am 21.04.2020 um 15:32 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com>:
>>> You have to set a font which has the required glyphs but you can also use different fonts for both scripts and combine them.
>>> \definefallbackfamily [mainface] [ss] [Noto Sans Devanagari]
>>>  [range={devanagari,devanagariextended},
>>>   features=devanagari-two]
>> Does that mean that indic scripts/languages are now fully supported? (Or maybe just scripts, not languages? Do Hindi or Urdu need hyphenation patterns?) I remember this was an open issue.
> I'm not sure what you mean. Devanagari is the main category that determines the kind of processing. Different languages have different details. So, already for many years there is support for a bunch of these languages and some time ago a few more were added.
> This is something that Kai Eigner and I work ok occasionally and Kai did most of the logic, looking at what uniscribe does. He does high quality typesetting jobs so you can bet that it works (or worked) for the scripts/language combinations that he's familiar with.

Thank you, also Arthur!

Sometimes I have leftovers of MkII (or the MkII to IV transition) on my mind, like there are in the wiki.

So I can gladly remove all hints to ConTeXt limitations WRT indic scripts/languages.

Is there a list of supported languages in the sources? I checked only hyphenation patters some time ago.

Best, Hraban

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