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



On Friday 02 December 2005 17:28, Davide Viti wrote:
> Arabic could eventually use  alMohanad.ttf whose ranges would be:

Note that any font that is selected probably needs to be "fontconfig 
compatible" with the default fount (currently FreeSans).
By fontconfig compatible I mean that when ttf-freefont and the font you 
would like to have are installed, the command 
   fc-match --sort 'FreeSans'
must list the font you'd like to use.

> Persian language should use Nazli fonts which are already packaged in
> ttf-farsiweb

Same. We can easily test this by creating a .tgz for this font.

> I'd like to know if collecting font names / unicode ranges does make
> sense; if it does please let us know your favourites.

It absolutely does make sense, but because of the above and because of 
size, not all favorites may be the optimal choice for the installer.

Good to see progress on this subject. Thanks for the hard work.

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