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Re: An addition to busybox

On Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 06:31:20PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> I don't understand why we have to go thru this much bother!  Why not
> just offer what we can offer, i.e., make sure we have a charset for
> each locale so glyphs can be rendered, but not try to account for
> every possible user preference.
Well, it looks like my document is not that clear.  On boot-floopies, we only
have one font (with acm) per language!  This is the font that is used for
displaying possible choices.  The actual choice the user makes is only used
when base system gets loaded!  That means that we can propose as many choices
as possible, but this does not affect too much the number of files: for
language-chooser to proper function, we only need *one font* (with acm) for
each top-level *language*.  Even more, we need only one font per charset
encoding.  At the moment, we need 3 fonts, I believe: for iso-8859-1, for
iso-8859-2, and for koi8-r.


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