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Re: testing fonts for gtk UI

Quoting Cyril Brulebois (2017-10-30 17:07:17)
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> (2017-10-29):
>> The Noto font might be interesting to use in the graphical 
>> debian-installer to have a uniform visual presentation across 
>> locales. Since bug#837926 Noto is used for Sinhala and I curious to 
>> explore how useful same font might be for other locales.
>> I tried follow https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/GUIFonts - the 
>> scripts at the bottom - but they seem outdated or insufficient: 
>> Current g-i ISO do not not contain the program gtk_font_tester.
>> Can someone help me how to create font samples nowadays?
> I'm not sure I understand your question exactly, but if you want to 
> toy with other fonts than what's currently used depending on the 
> language, have a look at the rootskel-gtk package.
> It provides gtk-set-font, which you can tweak, either at runtime (easy 
> but not persistent), or in the rootskel-gtk source package (but then 
> you'll need to rebuild d-i to include it, using build/localudebs).


Is it documented somewhere how to use rootskel-gtk to loop through 
multiple locales making screendumps for each locale?  Or anything 
similar, automated, which I might use as starting point?

I am not familiar with working interactively with debian-installer. 
which seems a requirement (apparently rootskel exist as udeb only). 
That's why I prefer something scripted as starting point that I can 
adapt for my experiments of replacing fonts.

What would be ideal for me as starting point is something like this: 

(as mentioned previously, above specificall seems to be obsolete.)

 - Jonas

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