[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#447182: defoma-hints missing location Panjabi

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sat Feb 2 18:56:00 UTC 2008

Thanks for the link. The font supports it but the corresponding defoma 
configuration is still mysterious...

After investigating some more I found the defoma mapping from Location 
to charsets is located in /etc/defoma/loc-cset.data and only holds 
entries for a limited number of languages.

It seems this mapping is called by /usr/share/defoma/libhint-truetype.pl
"Location represents which language and which region characters of a 
font belongs to. This information is recorded in a TrueType font file in
number as Language ID, and converted to string as <Language>-<Region> or
just <Language> format by this program."

So I've added Panjabi to the hints (the new package is on mentors.d.o) 
but I'm not certain its absence would prevent users of the font to be 
able to render and type in Panjabi. (Fontconfig already does the mapping 
and most apps use it).


Nicolas Spalinger

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