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Re: [RFC] Stripping Latin range in fonts used by g-i installer?

(Frans, sorry for the direct reply;I am still using gmail's web interface).

On 09/01/2008, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2008, Eddy Petrișor wrote:
> > Why not do an automatic strip of the font and only *keep* the
> > codepoints that are used, based on the existing translations? I know
> > this could be too drastic and we run into the risk of loosing glyphs
> > if we are not doing this properly, but with Davide's graphic
> > comparison scripts we could detect such situations.
> This would then have to be a strip at D-I build time instead of font udeb
> build time, otherwise you'd have serious synchronization problems.

That's what the mask trick was supposed to cover. And would allow the
stripping to be done when building the font.

> I'm not sure that we want to complicate the D-I build process that much.
> Also, this is a completely separate issue from what we were discussing as it
> would _still_ result in duplication of latin characters.

No, since the range in question wouldn't be pulled in by anything (the
codepoints would belong to the language or the unicode range that
obviously belongs to the language using the font).

For instance for the Amharic language, the font would end up having
only the glyphs for the codepoints which are used in the translation
and all the Ethiopian unicode points. Anything else falls out of the

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein

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