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Re: System fonts

From: Sungjin Chun
Subject: Re: System fonts
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 22:23:38 +0900

Good, that's what I want to say :-) I hope I can set the range or like things in nfont.

On Aug 26, 2004, at 6:50 PM, Banlu Kemiyatorn wrote:

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:22:30 +0900, Sungjin Chun <address@hidden> wrote:

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 think this require back-end glyph substitution. There should be a way
to do this in AppKit. Making a new font type would break WYSIWYG and is
confusing other apps that want to share/print the document. My solution is providing the range of the characters that you want to use in nfont. And AppKit consult this range and won't use the character outside the range so it will
pick glyphs from another font in AppKit level (ie. latin glyphs).

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