In bug 9686 and bug 181725, BIG5 UDA #1, #2 and #3 are added to Mozilla's Big5 converter (bug 181725 comment #10). This is fine as long as Big5 as _character_ encoding is concerned. However, most X11 fonts (XFree86, Solaris, HP/UX) with 'big5-0'(XFree86), 'big5-1'(Solaris) , and 'hpbig5-'  _font_ encodings don't have any glyph for UDA #1, #2 and #3. Because Mozilla's Big5NoASCII (to be used for X11 font with big5-0, big5-1, hpbig5-) encoder uses big5.uf mapping table with UDA's, X11 big5-0,1, hpbig5- fonts are incorrectly cosidered as covering Big5 UDA's although they don't. This can be easily fixed by splitting big5.uf (from Unicode to Big5) into two mapping files, big5.ut and big5uda.ut. This is likely to speed up Mozilla's rendering of Big5 document (Gfx/X11, Gfx/Gtk ports with X11 core fonts) because the mapping for less frequently used UDA's wouldn't have to be looked up most of time.  I'm making a guess here. Mi-Young and Masaki, can you confirm?
Created attachment 130261 [details] [diff] [review] a patch In my comment #0, I meant 'uf' (from unicode) rather than 'ut' (to unicode) mapping file. This patch has a new file, big5uda.uf and diff to big5.uf (UDA's excluded) and nsUnicodeToBig5.cpp. No change is necessary for nsUnicodeToBIG5NoASCII.cpp
Comment on attachment 130261 [details] [diff] [review] a patch asking for r/sr, this is a rather trivial fix although diff is large.
big5.uf was generated from Anthony's Big5 mapping file (uploaded to bug 9686) with UDA #1, UDA #2 and UDA #3 *excluded*. So, its coverage is restricted to Big5 'proper' without any UDA blocks. This coverage is in agreement with X11 core fonts for Big5. We have to use this mapping for Big5NOASCII because that converter is for X11core fonts. No change is necessary in nsUnicodeToBig5NOASCII.cpp because the content of big5.uf is changed NOT to include Big5 UDA blocks. big5uda.uf (new file) was generated from the same Big5 mapping file. However, this time, all Big5 Proper code points (*NON-UDA*) are _excluded_. Instead, only UDA blocks are included. Big5 encoder(nsUnicodeToBig5) will use US-ASCII, big5.uf (for Big5 proper) and this file (big5uda.uf).
Summary: BIG5NOASCII (for X11 font encoding) should not include Big5 UDA's → BIG5NOASCII (for X11 font encoding) should not include Big5 UDA's
Comment on attachment 130261 [details] [diff] [review] a patch r=smontagu
Attachment #130261 - Flags: review?(smontagu) → review+
Thanks for r. However, we may have to hold it for a while. I just learned that X11core fonts for HP/UX (hpbig5-) have UDA's (I don't know whether they have all three UDA's, or just UDA #1). XFree86 core fonts don't have any of them. I 'm still waiting for Masaki's answer on Solaris. If both Solaris and HP/UX have UDA's, we may just have to leave big5.uf file alone because X11core fonts on Linux, FreeBSD and other platforms (XF86 is targeted at) are out of fashion and most people use Mozilla-Xft.
WONTFIX X11 core font bug
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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