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Re: System fonts


From: Dennis Leeuw
Subject: Re: System fonts
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:42:33 +0200
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Sungjin Chun wrote:
On Aug 26, 2004, at 5:40 PM, Banlu Kemiyatorn wrote:


I think Yen-Ju is quite clear about the latin characters provided by
the CJK fonts
that is ugly. I still insist that mixing fonts at the backend isn't a
better approach
than using fontforge to generate new fonts. The fall back behavior should be used _only_ to decrease unusability. And the font rendering engine should make it clear to users that shown glyphs are substituted. (eg. drawing bbox around
the glyphs)

That's my 2 satang.


The problem is that for example, almost all rather good quality Korean fonts are proprietary, so we cannot mix them with FreeSans like free Latin fonts. Also, Korean fonts, like Chinese fonts, are hard to make compared to latin ones. (There are many number of glyphs in these fonts, for example Korean fonts needs more that 17,000 glyphs for single fonts, I think chinese needs more) For these reasons, we need
font substitution. Maybe I'm wrong :-)

I don't know anything about fonts... but how are these resources:
http://www.omniglot.com/links/fonts.htm
http://www.freelang.net/fonts/

Dennis




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