Forwarded as a result of: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-font-family/+bug/603627
The matching code in FontConfig succeeds for Asturian (ast):
$ FC_DEBUG=256 fc-query /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-R.ttf | grep ast
Despite the codepoints 'ḥ' and 'ḷḷ' (Latin Extended-Additional) not yet being present in the typeface font files. These are U+1E25 and U+1E37 which are not yet listed in:
However these are not listed in the referenced:
(In reply to comment #0)
> However these are not listed in the referenced:
You may want to check the official grammar (Gramática de la Llingua Asturiana), as published by the Asturian Language Academy (in Asturian):
Ḷḷ and Ḥ are covered in pages 16 and 17, under «Grafíes dialeutales» (dialectal graphs)
Additionally Mr. Sanchez Vicente, used as source in The Alphabets of Europe, might be reached, if necessary, through his own blog:
Hi! I'm Marquinos Costales, the Team Leader for the FreeDesktop translations for the Asturian language:
@Paul: Thanks very much for fill this bug! :)
@FreeDesktop: Yes, we need these 2 letters for the Asturian language!
The official text about these 2 letters is this (page 16 & 17):
If anybody need a translation or anything more, please, tell me ;)
Maacub: a translation to English would I'm sure be most useful. But I think the case here is that "The Alphabets of Europe" is being used as an authoritative source, and disagrees(?) with "Gramática de la Llingua Asturiana".
If the author in question agrees that their work perhaps needs updating, then I'm sure that the maintainers of the FontConfig orthology set would probably be more comfortable making the change.
I'm Iñigo Varela. As Maacub said, the text is old and needs and updating. The author (Mr. Sánchez Vicente, Xuan Xosé) is member of Academy of Asturian Language (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_of_the_Asturian_Language#List_of_members), and the text source is dated in: 1996
I think we can contact with him, and gets his approval to an updating. The problem is: How to contact with "The Alphabets of Europe" to modify/update it?
I think I can contact with Xuan Xosé in 7-10 days. What must he do it? It's enough to write an e-mail to "The Alphabets of Europe"?
Dear bug fixers:
My name is Xuan Xosé Sánchez Vicente, a member of the Asturian Language Academy (ALLA) and author of «Diccionariu asturianu-castellanu castellanu-asturianu», used as reference for the Asturian alphabet in «The Alphabets of Europe».
Iñigo Varela, a member of the Asturian Translators Team, contacted me some days ago to clarify an issue on Asturian alphabet regarding the «Ḥ» and «Ḷ» letters (bug # 32965,
I do confirm that such letters are used in Asturian language to write our words. Hence, the letter «ḥ» is considered as an accented variant of letter «h», and the digraph «ḷḷ» is an accented variant of digraph «ll», as is stated in the academic grammar by ALLA http://www.academiadelallingua.com/diccionariu/gramatica_llingua.pdf
so the "The Alphabets of Europe (Asturian)", needs an update to agrees with "Gramática de la Llingua Asturiana". ("Gramática de la Llingua Asturiana" it's the official and actual reference for our language)
While certain workarounds as "h." and "l.l" were used in the past to solve the lack of the real characters for printing and computing, now it's preferred to use the real Unicode characters.
In case you need further input on this issue, you may contact me at:
sanchezvicente (at) terra (dot) es or the Asturian Language Academy at alla (at) academiadelallingua (dot) com
Xuan Xosé Sánchez Vicente
Hi! Please, the title must be: Asturian (ast-ES)...
Created attachment 53362 [details] [review]
Is this the expected fix for this? can anyone confirm?
Looking at Page 17 of the attached PDF, the capitalised versions are also used in the titles referring to the lowercase letters, in which case, probably:
would need to be included too?
Xuan Xosé, Xuacu Saturio: should all four ('Ḥ ḥ Ḷ ḷ') be added to the minimum set for ast-ES?
(In reply to comment #8)
Hi Paul, all
Thank you very much for your interest in this bug
> > Xuan Xosé, Xuacu Saturio: should all four ('Ḥ ḥ Ḷ ḷ') be added to the minimum
> set for ast-ES?
Yes, it's just the perfect fix. Asturian language uses one capitalized version for every letter in the alphabet, including accented characters.
We are trying to get in touch again with Mr. Sánchez Vicente so he can confirm this too.
Thanks. proposed fix is here:
(In reply to comment #10)
Nice! As soon as this patch is accepted, this bug can be marked as resolved.
Thank you all very much in name af the Asturian speaking community!
Fixed in 5582043a.