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Re: Recent upgrade in Lenny botched CJK fonts

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 04:59:36PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> "Anthony Fok" <foka@debian.org> writes:
> > Also highly recommended is the recently updated Unifont: xfonts-unifont and
> > ttf-unifont.
> The version of ttf-unifont in debian currently (5.1.20080914) doesn't
> actually seem to be a scalable font, despite being in ttf format -- it's
> really just a fixed bitmap that gets magnified.

Looking like "fixed bitmap" is not proof of being bitmap data.  This is
scalable TTF font data.

Per README.gz:

| The Unifont is a dual-width (8x16/16x16) bitmap font, designed to
| provide coverage for all of Unicode Plane 0, the Basic Multilingual
| Plane (BMP).  This version has a glyph for each visible code point in
| the Unicode 5.1 Basic Multilingual Plane.
| ...

These TTF fonts are build from this Unifont bitmap data.

> Is there a newer version which is better?


This is the design of this font.  It is there to give you the last fall
back for any gliph with minimum size.

Istall better fonts where you need them.  Use fontconfig to customize


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