Lao / Thai / Khmer Bundled Fonts
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Nov 27 03:48:41 PST 2013
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 06:34:59PM +0700, Robert M Campbell wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> 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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