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Re: [g-i] fonts: a few thoughts

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 05:28:02PM +0100, Davide Viti wrote:
> Hi,
> after asking around IRC and doing a few experiments, I'd like
> to discuss about fonts for the g-i.
> As described in [1], we mainly need to 
> * fix some issues (i.e #341229 for Arabic)
> * do the best selection for every language
> * reduce the size of fonts
> I did some experiments with Arabic fonts after we discussed [2]: I
> used fontforge ([3]) to remove "by hand" arabic glyps from
> FreeSerif.ttf, and tried the mini.iso: the installer picked some better
> fonts for Arabic text (and size was about 20kb smaller) So my idea was
> to use the scripting language of fontforge to strip the unneeded glyphs
> from fonts files at build time; something like mklibs (mkfonts?)

Sounds nice, but will you not risk having some fonts which don't harmonize
well with the others of the font set ? 


Sven Luther

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