[Libreoffice] [PATCH] change default fall-back font lists for Thai locale in vcl.xcu

Samphan Raruenrom samphan at osdev.co.th
Mon May 23 08:30:22 PDT 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Christian Lohmaier <
lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sampha, *,
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Samphan Raruenrom <samphan at osdev.co.th>
> wrote:
> > I've done a small research on preferred fonts for Thai in
> > Windows/Linux/MacOSX by consulting several communities, font developers
> and
> > authority.
> Cood to hear, as most of us will not really know Thai fonts and their
> difference and won't know what fonts are available on the various
> systems.
> > Here is the modification that the Thai community decide that best
> > for Thai locale. [...]
> > Please review it and make comments if anything wrong or need to be
> improved
> > before committing.
> No complaints, sounds reasonable enough, so go ahead and commit.
> Just noticed that you removed OONaksit completely, although it was
> ranking second or third in the previous lists. But as indicated above:
> I cannot judge the font-choice, I can only comment on the technical
> part of it, and that is OK from my side. Seems to have a
> StarOffice/variant-thereof only font if I interpret
> http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42738#c7 correctly.

For the record, OONaksit is the font that is bundled with a fork of
OpenOffice.org 1.x (actually we have TWO forks of OpenOffice.org 1.x to
enable Thai CTL while OOo didn't support i18n yet). However, the two forks
were ended to promote single OpenOffice when OOo 2.0 CTL support was good
enough. Some patches from both forks went into OOo and that's why OONaksit
is there. But no one get OONaksit installed anymore so we decide to remove
it. We add some famous Thai fonts which are included in several Linux
distros. And for Thai fonts bundled in MacOSX only Thonburi is voted as good
enough. We decide to add TH_Sarabun which is not bundled in any platform but
is mandated as THE official font in government sector. And it is also the
only font that look good across the 3 platforms so including it help users
in mixed environment to exchange documents across platform easier, using the
same font.

Thank for reviewing the patch :)

> Choice of fonts is left to Thai community, so again: Go ahead :-) (can
> also use it for 3-4 branch)
> ciao
> Christian

_/|\_ Samphan Raruenrom. Open Source Development Co., Ltd.
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