[Fontconfig] Improved zh_hk character check list (resend)
akira at tagoh.org
Thu Jan 16 19:24:42 PST 2014
Thanks. merged into git.
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:57 PM, Abel Cheung <abelcheung at gmail.com> wrote:
> My bad. UMing is supposed to be the font supporting zh-hk, but become
> "unsupported" due to my over-zealous use of Hong Kong Supplementary
> Character Set 2008. No fonts common on Linux/Unix has ever supported
> it. The attached patch against my previously submitted file relaxes a
> bit and only make sure fonts support 2004 version of standard (by
> removing 2 code points). Just compiled git master branch once to check
> (with the 2 code points removed), and zh-hk is listed again in
> For the other font, it's the major reason I'm creating this update.
> Associate it with earlier bug report and you'll see what I mean:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> wrote:
>> Thank you for the updated .orth file. before merging I need to ask
>> you. with the current zh_hk.orth, I can see WenquanYi Zen Hei families
>> and AR PL UMing covers zh-hk language coverage in fontconfig. but with
>> yours, those fonts doesn't anymore. is it expected behavior? and which
>> fonts is supposed to support zh-hk then?
>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Abel Cheung <abelcheung at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> (I sent this email yesterday without realizing I was unsubscribed, so
>>> sending again)
>>> I wish to submit an improved version of zh_hk.orth which reflects real
>>> language usage instead of current one which blindly lists subset of
>>> unicode BMP code points. The list contains:
>>> - most frequent characters occuring in a crawled Hong Kong web page archive
>>> - cantonese Wikipedia database dump, as well as
>>> - a word recommendation list from a local linguist (who claims a font
>>> shall be ready for basic usage in Hong Kong after making sure glyphs
>>> in the list are created).
>>> The new file checks for less than half of code point when compared
>>> with previous one, but shall be able to cover >99.7% of real usage.
>>> File will be attached directly since diff is larger than the existing
>>> file itself, there are major changes.
>>> Abel Cheung
>>> New GPG Key fingerprint: F43B 7F88 3D7B 4B58 928E 0151 EC2B E414 3B03 A8AC
>>> Old GPG Key fingerprint: 671C C7AE EFB5 110C D6D1 41EE 4152 E1F1 C671 86FF
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>> Akira TAGOH
> Abel Cheung
> New GPG Key fingerprint: F43B 7F88 3D7B 4B58 928E 0151 EC2B E414 3B03 A8AC
> Old GPG Key fingerprint: 671C C7AE EFB5 110C D6D1 41EE 4152 E1F1 C671 86FF
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