Meera is the default font for Malayalam in Fedora. Lately, a few bugs causing wrong rendering of some complex conjuncts were identified and reported – 1, 2. There was another bug reported in RedHat bugzilla. As Unicode 5.1 is not supported by smc-fonts, glyph Ⓡ was being displayed for Atomic Chillu letters. To make the font Unicode complying, it was suggested to remove this.
Yesterday a new release of Meera fixing all these bugs was made available by Suresh, and I’ve uploaded a new upstream source file at Savannah repository. Then the RPMs were rebuilt for rawhide, which can be found here.
And the ChangeLog reads:
* The glyphs(an R inside a circle) at unallocated Unicode code points are removed. * Wrong glyph for 'th1s1r3u1' (ത്സ്രു) fixed. * Breaking up of conjunct 'l3k1k1' (ല്ക്ക) fixed. * Shaping issues for 'r3cil'+'l3l3' (ര്ല്ല) context fixed.
Thanks to Suresh, Ani Peter, Santhosh Thottingal and Pravin Satpute !