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Re: Defoma Problems

On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 05:37:56PM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> Second i do not want to be shown the confirmation that the font uses
> "iso-8859-1" as default encoding...

Maybe it's a hint that you should be checking these things. (Actually,
deforma-hints should be checking these things for you, but it doesn't.)
Quickly looking at the ttf-larabie-straight fonts, AirCut Light should
be labeled iso646.1991-irv, since it's missing all the Latin-1
characters; Berylium should include ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-9, and
ISO-8859-15. You can use ttf2bdf (freetype1-tools) and Markus Kuhn's
uniset (unpackaged) to get lists of which charsets the fonts cover.
Unfortunately, some of the fonts have blank labeled glyphs, which will
throw off almost any automatic charset checker.

It's interesting how strongly these fonts are a recommendation of free
fonts. Misnamed glyphs need to be moved, those previously mentioned
blank glyphs need to go away, and many new characters could be created
with little work (Berylium has the c, h, g, j, s, u, circumflex and
breve glyphs needed for Esperanto. all that needs to be done is that
they are combined. I believe Welsh, and I'm sure many other languages,
would be equally simple).

David Starner - starner@okstate.edu
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