[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: Install fonts.conf as per locale?

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan thep at linux.thai.net
Sat Dec 23 15:38:26 CET 2006


I'm urged to get back to this issue by some users.

I find that fontconfig-config package already tries to cover font
preferences for some languages, such as Persian. For the case
of Thai, it's sufficient to add a config file under /etc/fonts/conf.{avail,d}.
(The per-locale configuration is just needed for CJK, but not for Thai.)

So, should I simply add it by the font package or should I request
to add it to fontconfig-config? The content will be just registration of
fonts to serif/sans-serif/monospace generic families, something like:

  ... and so on for sans-serif, monospace ...

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

On 7/23/06, Konstantinos Margaritis <markos at debian.gr> wrote:
> At one point exactly this feature was supported in localization-configw but i deactivated it as i saw no need eventually :-/ perhaps it should be activated again/moved into fontconfig itself?
> i'll be back from my military service in about a month (writing this on my phone) so i'll take a look then, unless you're in a hurry ;-)
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> Date: Sun Jul 23 09:24:18 PDT 2006
> From: Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <thep at linux.thai.net>
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> Subject: Install fonts.conf as per locale?
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> Hello,
> I wonder if fonts.conf should be installed as per
> locale by, say, language-env or alike.
> The idea is from CJK different preferences on fonts,
> as described here:
>   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BetterCJKSupportSpecification/FontConfig
> Combined with attempts of users of some languages to
> get their favourite fonts over those in ttf-freefont, and
> to explicitly classify local fonts as "sans-serif", "serif",
> "monospace", rather than relying on fontconfig calculation
> which is wrong in many cases, I think the requirements of
> locale-based fonts.conf is somehow valid.
> It may not be per font package, as in the case of CJK.
> Moreover, fontconfig preference list does not require
> the fonts to exist.
> What do you think?
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