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Request to add not OT font support for Hindi, Kannada

Description

hi,

As the developers of layout module will be aware, Indic font encodings have'nt
standardized unlike Thai or Arabic. Sun is in the process of offering its indian

language font (and associated encoding 'sun.unicode.india-0') for free download.
This is a TrueType font encoding that covers 8 major Indian languages.

Can i contribute support for this encoding into ICU? I believe that OT fonts
are
not going to be freely available for indic languages anytime soon and this
support will be quite a useful feature. I plan to use the dumb-font featured ICU
in OpenOffice to support indian languages.

Please let me know what your opinion is and whether i can contribute code.

thanks,
prabhat.

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Douglas Felt

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