[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: Bug#358003: ITP: ttf-dzongkha -- TrueType fonts for Dzongkha language

Paul Wise pabs3 at bonedaddy.net
Tue Mar 21 13:20:37 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 07:08 +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:

> Well, I have one very little argument against doing so: why do it for
> Dzongkha and why not do it for, say, French...:-)

Well, fonts supporting french would presumably support fair few other
languages, so listing them all would probably be impractical.

> I guess you may see the point: I don't want at all that Debian may
> seem too condescendant towards Bhutan and/or Dzongkha native speakers
> by feeling it's needed to explain what their language is while we
> don't feel that need for other languages.

I feel that adding the country name is a useful addition to the
description, purely for search related purposes. I also feel that adding
the country name helps educate (in some very small way) free software
folk about languages and their geographies, and this can be a good
thing. Knowing humans, some will be offended, some not.

Do you think that I should remove the country clarification from the
descriptions of ttf-khmeros? I might ask them on IRC about this tomorrow


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