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Bug#343446: [Debian-in-workers] (forw) Bug#343446: [g-i] Missing Bengali fonts

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Christian Perrier wrote:

> We need people with skills regarding fonts in the Debian Installer
> development list. Please come on the debian-boot mailing list at
> lists.debian.org...or, at the minimum please followup to
> 343446@bugs.debian.org

just the bug cc'ed for now.  I'm suffering from list overload.

> Package: cdebconf-gtk-udeb
> Current g-i iso (i.e [1] for the i386 version built on 20051130) has problems
> whith
> Bengali ([2]); I tried to see what is going on and found two problems:
> * there are no Bengali specific fonts (there are ttf-devanagari-fonts
>  and ttf-punjabi-fonts which do not cover Bengali)
> * freefonts are used as default font for Bengali even if you include
>  a specific font package such as ttf-bengali-fonts ([3])

Soumyadip said something to me about the situation with freefont improving
but I've forgotten what it is.  Soumyadip?


> I also would like to know if we need all those font files or we can
> use just a minimal subset (LikhanNormal.ttf is ok?)

Each font has the entire set of glyphs needed for a particular script so
you would only need one.

> which could be
> packaged in an udeb in the future.

We (Debian-IN) discussed this topic in the past.  Assuming we can't rely
on freefont doing the right thing, our choices are

1.  A single udeb containing one font for each script.

2.  One seperate udeb for each script

3.  A single udeb containing a "superfont" containing all the glyphs for
all the scripts.

does the installer team have any preference?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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