I18n display support for major Asian scripts (Tamil, Bengali, ...)
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I've got no problem at all displaying properly major Asian scripts on the web on any OS.
Except in JOSM which still does not bind properly the needed font support for these scripts; notably for Tamil or Marathi.
JOSM is certainly usefull in India for millions of native users of these major script used by speakers of some of major languages of the world.
Zhat can be done to setup correctly the JAva environment to support these scripts ? You added Khmer recently and a few minor languages but Tamil is certainly a more urgent priority (it already works on the web for renderers and web editors. Hindi (and Devannagari script) is not the only language to support for India.
Well; JOSM allows entering data in those languages (notably in "name:<lang>=*" tags) but you cannot read them without first copy-pasting them from JOSM to an external basic editor).
Things should be as simple as with Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Hindi and other Asian languages (including many other minor languages) using the same scripts.
It is much more important to support Tamil now than Asturian. Things are now OK with Khmer, although we lack Lao (and Burmese whose support still lays behind on many platforms due to late developments)
Tamil is not in fact a complex script (much less than Khmer in fact) even if its encoding in Unicode using the same model as Devanagari has made things a bit more complicated. The Tamil script actulaly looks more like an alphabet and is defi,itely simpler than Arabic or evan Thai (but Thai is supported easily because it was encoded not with the logical model but with the visual model; meanng that it is simpler to handle for things like normalization, but more complex to support for things such as collation; however collation is a secondary goal compared to proper input and display support).
For now Tamil users are just told to use web editors, not JOSM. And there are already lot of opendata available in this language/script and ready to be integrated and updated; not just for India/Sri Lanka but for locations around the world! integration is possible but correction to this data is still a problem with JOSM.
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