[Debian-in-workers] Bug#661923: Rachana Malayalam font has wrong glyph for 0D66 MALAYALAM DIGIT ZERO
samjnaa at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:58:24 UTC 2012
The Rachana Malayalam font that is distributed with Debian shows the
wrong glyph for 0D66 MALAYALAM DIGIT ZERO.
I have separately reported bug #661905 that this font displays many
encoded characters wrongly as ® or as full stop. Those are purely bad
glyphs intended as fillers which should be removed. However this is a
The glyph already existing in the font for 0D66 MALAYALAM DIGIT ZERO
is actually that of the later encoded 0D73 MALAYALAM FRACTION ONE
QUARTER. Previously the old Unicode chart had this wrong glyph,
however the current chart has been updated to show the actual
Malayalam digit zero which is just like the other zeroes of (South)
Indian scripts: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0D00.pdf
Not only the currently Debian-distributed font, but also the latest
Rachana version in the Savannah repository is having this wrong glyph.
Santosh Thottingal had written in the feedback on the bug #661898 that
the latest Rachana font with many fixes is about to be uploaded. I
recommend that before uploading, this bug also (and other few bugs I
am going to report now) should also be corrected.
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