[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: [benlaenen@gmail.com: [DejaVu-fonts] DejaVu Fonts 2.13 released]

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Tue Dec 19 18:09:57 CET 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 01:24:09PM +1030, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> Many thanks to Peter, and welcome to Davide! :)

> We've seen a lot of progress with the devavu font package in the past  
> few months. It is currently the best free-software pan-Unicode font  
> displaying Vietnamese, which is a testament to the dedicated efforts  
> of its developers to respond to the specific needs of different  
> languages. I recommend it as the appropriate default-install font for  
> my language.

yes, I'm really excited about dejavu: it's very well maintained, has a 
monthly release cycle and the excellent #dejavu channel on Freenode with
very helpful people

> Davide's regular posts to the deb18n list, asking for feedback on the  
> increasingly familiar D-I screenshot, deserved a good outcome. 

The screenshots are very g-i oriented; I'd like to set up something more general...
more about this in the near future

> Where are we with dejavu and different languages? Is there any
> language represented in Debian which still has display issues with
> dejavu?

Christian's message gave you a good overview of the coverage; worth mentioning
about [1] for a complete per-language information.

As for the future of Dejavu, it already includes Arabic scripts (not used in g-i)
which need to be improved; ppl are working on designing Georgian fonts which will
be integrate in Dejavu, there are rumors about Bengali support.


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/GUIFonts
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