Google and a Tibetan Font

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Google and a Tibetan Font

Postby Jinzang » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:22 am

Google recently sent out a PR blast about a new font it is creating clled Noto, which is intended to cover all of Unicode. Unfortunately, it does not cover Tibetan yet, and I opened an issue about that. Yesteday I received a reply to the issue, which said

Despite the fact that Tibetan has less than 255 characters in Unicode it requires from a couple of thousand to many thousands of glyphs to properly represent and experts are not that readily available. So, actually not that surprising.


I am hoping someone here can politely suggest to Google where they might find the resources to develop a Tibetan font by adding their comments to the issue.
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Re: Google and a Tibetan Font

Postby monlamdrime » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:00 am

I'm running into this same issue! I switched to Android from Apple and lost a lot of my Tibetan capabilities- for something so used by people in India, Bhutan, Tibet proper (or whatever regions it's been broken up into), Sikkim and other countries, you'd think they'd have support for it. They have support for Myanmar, which is a sister writing system and has some of the same type of complex stacked letters. Just seems silly to me.
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