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Re: Bug#701585: marked as done (general: Can't select other languages)

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
> On Tue, 2013-02-26 at 16:57:48 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> Let alone http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/utf8/ where I'm still missing:

>>     Vietnamese (nôm) (only some characters)
>>     Mongolian (Classic)

>> These may actually be covered by fonts in Debian, but I don't know how
>> to find them.

> I think these should be covered somehow by fonts-freefont-ttf and
> ttf-unifont.

ttf-unifont did indeed cover Mongolian (Classic).  Thank you!  Alas, it's
still missing some characters in Vietnamese (nôm).  There's a note on the
page that the sample "Includes Unicode 3.1 (or later) characters beyond
Plane 0."

Some poking around Wikipedia reveals that what this page is referring to
is Chữ Nôm:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E1%BB%AF_N%C3%B4m.  I suspect
the fonts I have installed have all of the borrowed Chinese characters but
are missing some of the additional characters unique to Chữ Nôm.  (It
doesn't appear to be particularly widely used.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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