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[Bug localedata/828] New: Glibc does not have localedata for Devanagari ISCII encoding
- From: "jnansi at redhat dot com" <sourceware-bugzilla at sources dot redhat dot com>
- To: glibc-bugs at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: 6 Apr 2005 14:01:54 -0000
- Subject: [Bug localedata/828] New: Glibc does not have localedata for Devanagari ISCII encoding
- Reply-to: sourceware-bugzilla at sources dot redhat dot com
ISCII is the original encoding standard designed for 10 indic scripts (which
have evolved from brahmi). Unicode support for these 10 scripts is based on this
More information is available at the following URLs:
The standard document itself is available here:
This standard is old and outdated, and all newer data is in UTF-8. However
support for this encoding is necessary for converting from older iscii data to
One of the 10 supported scripts is Devanagari. I have created a localedata file
for Devanagari ISCII (attached).
I can forsee the following issues:
1. Naming of the encoding - since the standard encompasses 10 scrips but has a
single name (ISCII) naming encoding for the different scripts is difficult.
Since the Tamil encoding is called TSCII, I recommend DSCII for the devanagari
2. ISCII specifies double byte sequences for representing certain characters
(such as unicode 0950 - OM). These characters are not yet supported in the
Summary: Glibc does not have localedata for Devanagari ISCII
AssignedTo: pere at hungry dot com
ReportedBy: jnansi at redhat dot com
CC: glibc-bugs at sources dot redhat dot com
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