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Re: Install fonts.conf as per locale?


I'm urged to get back to this issue by some users.

I find that fontconfig-config package already tries to cover font
preferences for some languages, such as Persian. For the case
of Thai, it's sufficient to add a config file under /etc/fonts/conf.{avail,d}.
(The per-locale configuration is just needed for CJK, but not for Thai.)

So, should I simply add it by the font package or should I request
to add it to fontconfig-config? The content will be just registration of
fonts to serif/sans-serif/monospace generic families, something like:

 ... and so on for sans-serif, monospace ...

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

On 7/23/06, Konstantinos Margaritis <markos@debian.gr> wrote:
At one point exactly this feature was supported in localization-configw but i deactivated it as i saw no need eventually :-/ perhaps it should be activated again/moved into fontconfig itself?
i'll be back from my military service in about a month (writing this on my phone) so i'll take a look then, unless you're in a hurry ;-)
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--- Original Message ---
Date: Sun Jul 23 09:24:18 PDT 2006
From: Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <thep@linux.thai.net>
To: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, debian-i18n@lists.debian.org
Subject: Install fonts.conf as per locale?

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I wonder if fonts.conf should be installed as per
locale by, say, language-env or alike.

The idea is from CJK different preferences on fonts,
as described here:

Combined with attempts of users of some languages to
get their favourite fonts over those in ttf-freefont, and
to explicitly classify local fonts as "sans-serif", "serif",
"monospace", rather than relying on fontconfig calculation
which is wrong in many cases, I think the requirements of
locale-based fonts.conf is somehow valid.

It may not be per font package, as in the case of CJK.
Moreover, fontconfig preference list does not require
the fonts to exist.

What do you think?

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Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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