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Re: Malayalam fonts are not getting installed

On Sunday 16 December 2007, Praveen A wrote:
> 2007/12/16, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>:
> > Are the Malayalam desktop packages included on the DVD (check under the
> > pool/main/ subdirectory)?
> The DVD contains ttf-indic-fonts directory and it has devanagari
> (hindi), panjabi, tamil and bengali fonts. Malayalam is missing from
> there.
> scim-tables folder does not have scim-tables-additional package (which
> contains all the indic stuff).
> Can these two packages be added to the DVD?

We do not add individual packages to CDs. Instead we list the tasks that 
should be added.

Hmm. I see that malayalam tasks are currently not listed in the tasks.list 
file for debian-cd [1]. They'd need to be added there.

1) Could you check whether there are other l10n tasks missing (and propose a 
patch for debian-cd)?
2) Currently the order of languages seems to be alphabetical, which means 
languages with "high" letters will have a higher chance of being pushed off 
the 1st/2nd/3rd CD or off the 1st DVD. Should we maybe use a a somewhat 
more intelligent grouping of languages so that at least similar/related 
languages can be expected to be supported by the same images?

> But then it should get it from the mirror, right?

Yes. _If_ you selected to also use a mirror during installation, I would 
expect that to happen. Unless there is some kind of problem with the 
language (locale) test in tasksel that selects the l10n tasks for 


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