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Re: japanese vs. chinese fonts

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: japanese vs. chinese fonts
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:32:33 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> So I think this problem should be pushed up to fontconfig's team.

> I'm not sure.  It's not wrong that fontconfig decides that
> the font support Japanese.  Perhaps, the problem should be
> reported to the font developper not to include ungly glyphs
> in a font.  Fontconfig can't know how ugly glyphs are.

But fontconfig needs to provide a way to select "font appropriate for
Japanese text".  Whether "lang=ja" is what it's for (in which case it
needs to be fixed/improved) or whether something else is needed
I don't know.  But it's fontconfig's job to provide the functionality,
because it's not specific to Emacs.

Let's let the fontconfig people decide whether it's a bug report,
feature request, ...


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