problem inserting translation text

Asked by Laywah on 2013-01-30

When trying to translate into S'gaw Karen, I am not able to use their native characters.
I believe that this is because I only have a font for the language.

When I tried typing in writer and then copying the text into launchpad it converts back to the characters pressed in english.

please advise?

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Language:
English Edit question
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Launchpad itself Edit question
Assignee:
Launchpad Translations Coordinators Edit question
Last query:
2013-01-30
Last reply:
2013-02-04
Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) said : #1

AIUI the minority languages of Myanmar are problematic in that the Unicode standardization effort got bogged down in trying to support all of them. In the meantime, Unicode support for the languages is highly incomplete and there are various nonstandard extensions which may not be fully supported everywhere. I can only guess that perhaps something along the long road from your keyboard/screen, across the internet and into our database converts the characters to a more fully standardized format.

This is highly specific to Myanmar, so I would guess it's most likely to be happening on your system. It doesn't happen for other languages in the region. Your best choice is probably to ask knowledgeable people locally.

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