Re: [g-i] fonts: a few thoughts
Kenshi Muto wrote:
At 4 Dec 05 09:52:24 GMT,
Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
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
After writing this file, screen refresh is needed.
uhm.. i have to admit i never explicitly parsed a gtk runtime
configuration file, but maybe it's better letting libfontconfig doing
the most appropriate glyps selection.
Letting libfontconfig handling glyphs selection won't require us to
hardcore font-selection related code into gtk.c and also will bring
benefits to other GTK apps that may be included into the g-i like
gparted that xavier oswald is working on to integrate into the g-i.
AFAIK some initial work has been already done to develope the tools
needed to automatically remove from free-sans glyphs already provided by
other "specialized" fonts.
I don't know if work has been done/planned to remove overlapping glyphs
from n-uples of specialized fonts (ex: the Japanese glyphs that are
provided by FreeSansSerif, uming(Chinese), and Sazanami (Japanese) ).
I see. I agree it's better if we can do above doing.
To test the new ttf-compact-fonts-udeb into the miniiso i've
-removed x-fonts-whq.tgz from the tarballs directory (this is the
tarball your udeb should replace, right?)
-commented out ttf-freefont-udeb from "common" configuration file
-added ttf-compact-fonts-udeb into "common" configuration
and this is what i got (i guess latin fonts look ugly because of removal
do they look correct to you?
Yeah, that's right way.
I hope total size of shrinked CJK fonts = 1MB is acceptable for d-i GUI
If i've corrently understood, ttf-compact-fonts-udeb is about 1 Mb
uncompressed and completly replaced x-fonts-whq.tgz that is 4 Mb
We would then save up to 4 / 5 megs on the gtk miniiso and that would be
a great step ahead!