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

At 4 Dec 05 02:46:52 GMT,
Kenshi Muto wrote:
> > language:font_file:unicode_ranges
> > 
> > i.e:
> > ar:ae_Tholoth.ttf:range
> > 
> > While reporting this on debian-boot, Kenshi Muto told me about a
> > tool [4] he's developing along with Hideaki Iwai which goal is the 
> > same; I took a look and apparently granularity is even more accurate:
> > it selects the needed chars by exploring po files.
> Finally we (Sorry, I mistook my friend name, 'Hidetaka') created
> ttf-compact-fonts package. This source package produces
> ttf-compact-fonts-udeb.udeb.

> I didn't unify each fonts to one TTF, because each font shapes are
> completely various and CJK has character mapping confliction.

Well, when I integrated this font to gtk-miniiso, I found Japanese
characters are taken from three font files - FreeSansSerif, uming
(Chinese), and Sazanami (Japanese). It provides a strange face.

To solve this, I think it's better to provide /.gtkrc-2.0 according to
chosen language.
After writing this file, screen refresh is needed.

Here is a sample source, is copied&pasted from gtk-theme-switch.
Unfortunately when I tried this, d-i frontend always restarted by unknown
reason... (although font change is succeeded.)

/* gcc -o langupdate `pkg-config gtk+-directfb-2.0 --cflags` `pkg-config gtk+-directfb-2.0 --libs` langupdate.c */
/* Before running this program, write variables to ~/.gtkrc-2.0.
   For example:
     gtk-font-name = "Sazanami Gothic 10"

#include <gtk/gtk.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
  gtk_init(&argc, &argv);
  return 0;

/* Taken from gtk-theme-switch: switch2.c */
        GdkEventClient event;
        event.type = GDK_CLIENT_EVENT;
        event.send_event = TRUE;
        event.window = NULL;
        event.message_type = gdk_atom_intern("_GTK_READ_RCFILES", FALSE);
        event.data_format = 8;
        gdk_event_send_clientmessage_toall((GdkEvent *)&event);

Kenshi Muto

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