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Re: [Devel] Re: Linux Console in UTF-8 - current state

From: Vadim Plessky
Subject: Re: [Devel] Re: Linux Console in UTF-8 - current state
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 10:25:36 +0400
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On Monday 07 October 2002 9:18 am, David Starner wrote:
|  On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 07:35:53PM +0400, Vadim Plessky wrote:
|  > So I think that "scientific publisher" doesn's tell the truth to you/to
|  > the list.
|  > Let's also clarify a few things here.
|  > Do you speak about CJK fonts, or about Latin+Greek+Cyrillic fonts,
|  > right?
|  "The scientific publisher" speaks about mathematical fonts.

ok, thanks for clarification.

|  > There are some rather good fonts available *for free* for
|  > Latin+Greek+Cyrillic alphabet.
|  Which is but a small subset of Unicode. That doesn't cover the 1200+
|  mathematical characters (which keeps growing), the 1000+ technical
|  characters, or the many other scripts in Unicode.

And than this looks like problem of this "scientific publisher" only :-)

|  > |  > > And presumably FreeType2 will have, or acquire, the smarts for
|  > |  > > rendering the Arabic and Indic scripts properly.
|  >
|  > I am wondering *how important* those Arabic and Indic scripts?
|  > While there is a certan number of people living in those countries, I
|  > doubt that they have a lot of computers, and nuymbe rof *Linux* users
|  > from that number is quaestionable, too.
|  > And when those things happen to change - we will see some people willing
|  > to contribute to free fonts for those languages. But this won't happen
|  > tomorrow...
|  They have free fonts; they have translators. The main missing component
|  is support for the scripts.

ok, than they should write scripts, too.
I hardly see how FT is related to thier problem (if your explanation is right)


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