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International fonts

Post by thenktor » 23. Jul 2009, 16:16

How can we support all possible languages?
We already have:
DejaVu: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic (?), Tifinagh
TTF-Indic: every official Indian language, Latin
Sazanami-fonts: Japanese, Latin
Sinhala_lklug-font-ttf: Sinhala (Sri Lanka), Latin

I don't know yet which font to use for:
Chinese
Thai

What language still misses?

PS: We could deliver all fonts on ISO and at the end there could be a dialogue: "Which fonts do you want to install?" What do you think about it? If all fonts are installed by default it will result in an endless font list which is unnecessary.

EDIT:
- Updated Japanese
- Updated Sinhala
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Re: International fonts

Post by tsuren » 23. Jul 2009, 16:52

sazanami font is ok for Japanese
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Re: International fonts

Post by thenktor » 23. Jul 2009, 18:02

Thai: ftp://linux.thai.net/pub/thailinux/software/thai-ttf/

Has to be packaged. Unicode fonts that supports Latin and Thai
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Re: International fonts

Post by thenktor » 23. Jul 2009, 18:41

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Re: International fonts

Post by tsuren » 23. Jul 2009, 18:46

cyberbit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitstream_Cyberbit

not at all a bad font - covers both japanese and the usual ones...

EDIT: We can not use it:
I declare that I will be using the font for non-commercial purposes only and that I will not give it on to any third parties.
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