Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190054
[i18n] Thai line-breaking support in Firefox
Last modified: 2007-12-20 11:47:58 EST
Description of problem:
Since Thai is in complex text language and need to work out in
line-breaking area (in brief, need extra library/dictionary for
line-breaking). This makes Mozilla.org to delay complete solution for
line-breaking related issues in Mozilla product (Firefox,
Thunderbird). Browser without line-breaking is nearly unusable for
Now there are some patches available using various approach.
Ubuntu Dapper has included the patch that using libthai already. This patch
should work with Fedora as well and enable this patch in next version of Fedora
must benefit use in Thailand.
- Bugzilla issue is #7969
- Libthai patch is attachment #218666
- This issue is also discussed on fedora-i18n mailing list
My team successfully applie patch 220509 to custom build Firefox for FC5. The
RPM is available for test at
http://ftp.opentle.org/people/mrchoke/fedora/fc5/RPMS.main/. Libthai package is
need as dependency (no need for libthai-dev).
Now how could we do next for include this patch to FC Firefox? Libthai package
is rarely changed and easy to maintain.
- most recent libthai patch
Darshan, can you give it some test and review the patch and let Chris know on
Isriya, any words from when will mozilla upstream be accepting this patch?
Mozilla upstream tends to accept "cross-platform-solution" patch (which isn't
available now). I tried to get this patch review first but it may be too late
for Firefox 2.0.
how to reproduce this bug? Any steps please.
We just updated the Firefox version in Fedora/development from 2.0 to a 3.0
pre-release version, which improves performance, memory usage, and fixes many
bugs and crashes.
Closing as CANTFIX since we aren't fixing bugs filed against 2.0 now that 3.0 is
in. If this bug is still present in rawhide using a Firefox 3.0 version, please
re-open this bug.
Thanks and Happy Holidays