[Fontconfig] FontConfig iso15924 tag for autoinstallation via PackageKit
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri May 9 04:17:41 PDT 2014
On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 08:17:56AM +0200, Petr Gajdos wrote:
> On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 05:34:25PM -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On 14-04-30 03:45 AM, Frédéric WANG wrote:
> > > Dear FontConfig & PackageKit developers,
> > >
> > > I've recently worked on automatic font installation in Gecko-based
> > > applications using PackageKit . The current patch to add notifications for
> > > missing glyphs in Gecko relies on script tags as defined in iso15924  .
> > The problem with choosing fonts based on script tags is that it doesn't work.
> > Really. Find me a font that supports script=Arab. I don't think you can find
> > any font right now that supports **all** Unicode characters for Arabic
> > scripts. If you did, it probably would be a junk font like GNU Unifont or
> Actually, free font covering more than 50% wanted for openSUSE :P.
Amiri should have a much higher coverage, but whomever packaged it
picked the wrong files from the released archive (seems to have picked
the webfont files which are optimised for web not desktop use) and is
two releases behind:
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