Re: Bug#701585: marked as done (general: Can't select other languages)
On Wed, 2013-02-27 at 09:17:05 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Guillem Jover <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I think these should be covered somehow by fonts-freefont-ttf and
> > ttf-unifont.
> ttf-unifont did indeed cover Mongolian (Classic). Thank you!
You're welcome, I also get bothered by this. :)
> 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.)
Right, I checked the URL you pointed out, and the unifont site seemed
to indicate it provides some glyphs for nôm, but was not sure if it was
complete, and found <http://nomfoundation.org/nom-tools/Nom-Font> (from
your URL), although I'm not sure about the license, so didn't bother
downloading it. Might be worth taking a look, and possibly contacting
the project for clarification or a possible relicense.