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Re: International Characters

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On Tuesday 14 October 2003 17:32, Tom wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:55:11PM -0700, Marshal Wong wrote:
> Another question: apt-cache show ttf shows several potential chinese
> fonts.  Microsoft has a variation of Arial (and some others) that has
> almost the full Unicode character set (it's like 30mb font) when you
> install Chinese support; is there something like that for Linux?  Or
> should I just use the Microsoft complete-Unicode fonts?

For that case I have made my own chinese ttf font which contains the following encodings (it's a unicode font of course):
Big5 (traditional chinese),
GB2312 (simplefied chinese),
ISO8859-1,2,3,4,7,9,10,11,13,14,15 as far as I remember... :) (means practically all western and middle european chars, plus vietnamese)
HKSCS (Hong Kong extenstions) and CNS11843 (all currently encoded traditional chinese chars), as well as GB18030 (full set of chinese chars) are work in progress.
Extended Bopomofo for Minnan (Taiwanese) and Hakka are also included.
The fonts are about 12 MB each and are based on the Arphic fonts which are already in debian.

The cyrillic and greek glyphs might seem odd for you, they are double width, according to chinese standards.

You can download them from http://wiki.debian.org.tw/index.php?page=3Anoppix
deb packages are available and work on my system. :) I use KDE3 btw...

Don't forget they are work in progress and updated frequently (but most additions are made to chinese).


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