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Bug#387470: debian-installer: needs an possibility to load a full font for g-i


At Thu, 14 Sep 2006 20:53:06 +0200,
Davide Viti wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 11:54:02PM +0900, Kenshi Muto wrote:
> > If new message has an new character, graphical-installer will
> > show a broken character or just miss it.
> > I believe graphical-installer has to load "full" font file at
> > least before running tasksel.
> I see your point, but most font file contain _alot_ of glyphs which
> are a big waste of space for an installer (i.e. math symbols)

Yep, I know.

I've two idea:
 a. split d-i by languages (we had discussed about this at Extremadura
    i18n meeting). I think it's better to separate Chinese/Japanese/
    Korean each other because each languages use their own big font.
    (this means spliting by area such as "europe", "asian" are not so
     good idea)
 b. install full font to /target directory during d-i installs base

> wouldn't the set of all glyphs needed for level1-5 be the optimal set?
> as we approach to release-time the needed glyphs should became more and more
> stable.

level1-5 haven't enough characters because tasksel calls more packages
include debconf templates.
As a temporary solution, ttf-cjk-compact has "possible" (but uncertainly)

(Furthermore if we support an input method on graphical-installer in the
future, this issue will become a big TODO. :) )

Kenshi Muto

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