patch for Kate and Indic languages

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sat May 20 22:40:37 BST 2006

Jens Herden wrote:
>we have a big problem with Kate and Khmer because of the non constant
>character width. This problem must affect many other Indic languages as
> well!
>The text renderer in Kate just adds the character width one by one to
>calculate the position of the cursor. This breaks very bad for Khmer
> because two character together can have a different width as the sum of
> the width of the two character. That means when I type Khmer the cursor
> is not where the character will appear and navigation is almost
> impossible.

Isn't there a mode of Khmer for "fixed-width displays"? How does it work 
in Konsole?

>I made a patch to fix this and I want to have this in KDE 3.5.3, if
> possible. Can please someone look at it?

I can't review it, but the deadline to commit it in time for KDE 3.5.2 is 

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