[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 16981] Thai word break support for platforms which don't use ICU

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Sat Jan 26 22:17:56 PST 2008


------- Comment #12 from pattara at mm.co.th  2008-01-26 22:17 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #9)
> (From update of attachment 18616 [edit])
> First, let me thank you VERY MUCH for taking the time to contribute to WebKit. 
> We strongly value new contributions, and I would like to encourage you to
> contribute more in the future.
> That said, we're not going to take this patch.  More information below:
> Ok, so it looks like ICU does support Thai breaking.  Safari 3.0.4 on Mac OS X
> already gets this test case correct:
> http://www.mm.co.th/~pattara/thai/wbrtest-short.html
> (as far as I can tell)
> So this bug only applies to platforms which are not able to use ICU.  Both
> WebKitWinApple and WebKitMac use ICU.  I'm not certain about WebKitGtk or
> WebKitQt.

Safari on Mac works ok (thanks to Carbon). But as far as we have tested, Thai
word breaking is NOT working in WebKitQt on Linux. 

As I mentioned in #6, maybe the problem is better solved using ICU provided
that WebKit and ICU is already connected. But as I see on my Linux box that the
WebKitQt package doesn't depend on libicu. So we guess maybe WebKit is not
using libicu and hence propose this patch which uses libthai as a possible
solution for word breaking, similar to in KHTML and Firefox. The bottom line is
just to have propert Thai word breaking in WebKit. Any solution is actually

Please let us know if we can be of any further help regarding this (testing,

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