Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204922
[si_LK] can't input a sinhala letter ooyanna
Last modified: 2015-04-06 23:06:39 EDT
Description of problem:
it could be input in 0.1.0 with a key sequence oo, but not in 0.2.0. typing o
and oo looks no difference and always appears a sinhala letter oyanna.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.activate scim-sinhala on gedit say
it displays ඔ (U+0D94)
it should displays ඕ (U+0D95)
I'm not a native speaker and it may be still likely that 0.1.0 was wrong
behavior. we need to confirm it to the language maintainer.
After discussing with Sinhala translator I got some info regarding this bug.
Definition of Second Modifier :
There is one term called second modifier which appear when any consonant is
combined with any dependent vowels consecutively 2 times, like suppose 'k' is a
consonant, and 'i' is a vowel so, now if if u want to write "kii" in that case
the letter 'i' is appearing 2 times consecutively with the consonant. in that
case the 2nd appearance of 'i' is called second modifier.
Example : For sinhala layout : 'kii' -> Not OK
For samanala Layout : 'kii ' -> Not OK
For Wijesekera Lyout : 'kii' -> OK
The RAWCODE for kii is : U0D9A + U0DD3, where the Unicode - U0DD3 is the Second
modifier, which is appearing properly if typed, seleting RAWCODE from the scim
There are More lists of combinations with 2nd Modifier, an I will attach it with
this bug soon after getting from translator.
Quote from our language maintainer Tyronne:
"With having this bug almost over 90% of the Sinhala words cannot be written
But quite surprisingly this bug(Bug Id 204922) does not exist in my RHEL4-U4.
Which has the latest scim-sinhala (built off the CVS sources) but old pango
(1.9.1) support. In my humble opinion I believe that this problem exists after
the latest pango update. Further, this problem does not appear in FC rawhide,
when you type in KDE, eg: kedit."
Tagoh-san or LingNing, will it be a pango problem?
hm, interesting. so Tyronne could confirm this issue with the latest CVS
snapshot of scim-sinhala on GNOME applications, but it didn't happen on KDE
it would be better to attach the screenshot and the testcases to see what's
correct looks and correct UTF-8 sequences.
Tyronne & I just tested this with
pango-1.14.3-1.fc6 and scim-sinhala-0.2.0-1.fc6 and the combination "kii" is
working as expected in gedit (gedit-2.15.9-1.fc6).
(In reply to comment #3)
> hm, interesting. so Tyronne could confirm this issue with the latest CVS
> snapshot of scim-sinhala on GNOME applications, but it didn't happen on KDE
> applications, right?
yes, that's right. i've tried with the latest scm-sinhala snapshop.
on KDE applications this bug does not exist. it works fine. but not in gnome.
you can try typing l+o+o sequence on Gedit and also on Kedit. what appears on
Gedit is wrong.
to view the correct output try the following unicode values
> it would be better to attach the screenshot and the testcases to see what's
> correct looks and correct UTF-8 sequences.
yes, will mail you this
Created attachment 135965 [details]
Look like it is a rendering engine problem if it works for old pango but not the
new pango. Reassign it to pango component.
LingNing, please put this to high priority on your list, as this is a gating
problem for Sinhala.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206261 ***