WPF 3.5 to support the languages of ~1 billion more people


We’re quite excited about our upcoming WPF 3.5 release which will now support seven Indic scripts!!


For those of you curious about what languages this implies, here’s a mapping between scripts, languages, and fonts:













































Script


Font


Languages


Devangari


Mangal


Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit


Bengali


Vrinda


Bengali


Gujarati


Shruti


Gujarati


Gurmukhi


Raavi


Punjabi


Oriya


Kalinga


Oriya


Tamil


Latha


Tamil


Telugu


Gautami


Telugu


Kannada


Tunga


Kannada


Malayalam


Kartika


Malayalam


For other new upcoming features, check out Tim Sneath’s blog.


Note: Indic script support is not available in the current public Beta, it will be available in the final release.


 -Chris Han

Comments (1)

  1. consumer4beta@hotmail.com says:

    Clearly, MS would agree that the best solution to fully utilize the WPF text engine’s capabilities can only be a word processor or page layout app. Why doesn’t MS themselves create a basic free version of a word processor which offers rich typography but isn’t as powerful as Word?