Lao / Thai / Khmer Bundled Fonts

Robert M Campbell robert.rcampbell at
Wed Nov 27 03:34:59 PST 2013

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:10:26AM +0100, Samuel Mehrbrodt wrote:
> > Hi Robert,
> >
> > I think there is no formal process when to include a new font. If it
> makes
> > sense, it's ok. Fonts are not that big.
> Fonts CAN be that big :) Look at TeX Live, of its 3.5 GB install, 1.4 GB
> are fonts.

My hope is to not add more than a few KB per font, if at all possible. Font
language support shouldn't be 'include 9 million glyphs of various artistic
types and what-not'. We just need basic support for Thai, Khmer, and Lao,
so the simpler / smaller, the better. If they want some other font, they
should install it IMHO. Hopefully, someday, there'll be a nice all language
font that isn't too big. Until then...

Another Q - where exactly am I patching? When I helped with the ICU update,
a archive was added to the web server and the download.list was used. In
that case, the only patch would be for the download.list. Or, should we
have a font contribution subfolder/submodule that contains each font in the
master that contains all of the embedded fonts? That way in review process,
people can look at the font and determine if it's a good idea to add and is
open and etc...

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