Re: Bug#462606: ITP: dejima-mincho -- antiquated Japanese TrueType Mincho font, Dejima Mincho
Ron Johnson wrote:
>> So can you give me any suggestion for suitable word?
>> You can see it at http://www.sodan.org/~penny/blosxom.cgi/fonts
>> and CC'ing the -english mailing list for advices.
> Historical calligraphy?
> Meiji-era calligraphy?
"Antique-looking" wan't bad ("Antiquated" is old and useless,
"antique" is old and valuable). I was thinking "classical", but
in Japan that means pre-1185, so yes, "Meiji-era" (or "Edo-era",
depending on the exact date, or "historical" if we don't know).
But no need to call it calligraphy - that style's roughly what
"Minchō" means (see "http://www.sljfaq.org/w/Minch%C5%8D").
So would that make it:
Meiji-era Japanese TrueType Minchō font
Or does it have to be ASCII?
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package