|Summary:||Replace ugly Baekmuk fonts with Un-series truetype fonts (Korean)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jungshik Shin <jshin>|
|Component:||fonts-korean||Assignee:||Caius Chance <K9>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||eng-i18n-bugs, jko, otaylor, sangu.fedora, sundaram|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-03-12 05:24:41 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Jungshik Shin 2004-01-05 09:00:55 UTC
Comment 1 Jungshik Shin 2004-01-05 09:10:09 UTC
UnBatang is available at the following URL (the one given above should be ignored) http://i18nl10n.com/korean/UnBatang.ttf
Comment 2 Jungshik Shin 2004-08-10 07:15:13 UTC
Un-series fonts (1.0) were released a couple of days ago. They're available at http://kldp.net/projects/unfonts SuSe linux 9.1 has them and it'd be nice to have them included in FC 3.
Comment 3 David Joo 2004-08-13 04:08:58 UTC
Hi, I have been testing fonts for quite sometime now. Also, I am considering adding another fonts that were posted on linux-sarang.net. Have you seen that one as well? Currently this is going through number of engineers to be finalised, once it is done, it will be added. Regards, David Sungmin Joo
Comment 4 Jungshik Shin 2004-08-13 04:25:46 UTC
> I am considering adding another fonts that were posted on > linux-sarang.net. The more the better.... However, you MUST NOT add 'hmfs'. It has Hangul Jamos at US-ASCII code points, which is a 'horrible' hack.
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2004-09-06 13:20:43 UTC
If we add new fonts, we need to think about whether we are going to remove some or all old fonts ... having 10 different families of Korean fonts doesn't make sense to me. Generally, what should be in Fedora Core should be fonts that: - Are correct (have the right glyphs at the right codepoints, the necessary extra tables) - Render well - Serve distinct purposes Having two different 'Dotum' fonts is just going to confuse the user and clutter the menu. In general, as well, Fedora Core shouldn't contain decorative fonts, just text fonts. (An example of a decorative fonts would be one of those latin fonts that looks like it is made up of wooden logs nailed together.)
Comment 7 Jungshik Shin 2004-09-07 15:31:49 UTC
I don't think having two different 'Dotum' fonts is that much confusing. Anyway, if you think only one of them has to be included, the answer is clear. Baekmuk fonts have to go and Un-series fonts should take their places. In addition, /etc/fonts/fonts.conf has to be adjusted accordingly.
Comment 8 Rahul Sundaram 2005-09-05 03:24:35 UTC
Might consider packaging them for Fedora Extras http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras
Comment 9 Jungshik Shin 2006-07-12 02:26:22 UTC
I found that FC5 has a new set of Japanese fonts, but it still has ugly Baekmuk fonts. (In reply to comment #8) > > Might consider packaging them for Fedora Extras > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras Un-fonts are not something extra, but are an essential part for Korean users. Baekmuk fonts must be removed immediately (because they're certainly inferior to Un-fonts in terms of criteria outlined in comment #5) if you're worried about having two sets of Korean TTFs. In their place, Un-fonts should go in. The first thing new Korean FC users need to do is to install Un-fonts and adjust fontconfig configuration files accordingly.
Comment 10 Leon Ho 2006-09-06 04:48:53 UTC
(bug was outside the radar, putting it back into the radar) Since FC6 is freezing, we should use the normal channel to go through the new package through FE so it can be in the next FC release. However we still couldn't get enough information to clear legal and origin of the font glyph to be included in Fedora. Jungshik, for clearing the legal background of the fonts, could you help us getting an ownership statement, mainly stating: - From the designers of all glyphs within the font and ownership of them - the origin of the glyph design or what fonts/glyphs is it inspired from. - the owner(s) have granted the license of GPL. There will be some copyright issue if the inspiration is a copyrighted material and the original copyright holders did not grant the usage of the designs. Thanks.
Comment 11 Jungshik Shin 2006-09-07 05:35:09 UTC
My effort to contact UN KoaungHi, who scanned old (reportedly tens of years old) documents/books, extracted glyphs and convert them to type 1 fonts, has not been successful.
Comment 12 Caius Chance 2007-03-12 05:24:41 UTC
I am closing this bug because there was not able to contact the owner(s) who have granted the license of GPL. Please kindly create another new bug if there is any other solutions for replacing the current Korean fonts by higher quality ones.
Comment 13 Jens Petersen 2007-03-13 01:58:31 UTC
I suggest submitting a package of the Un-series fonts for review for inclusion in Fedora as a separate package. In fact fonts-korean may not be the optimal vehicle for getting the right Hangul fonts into Fedora as we already see. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageReviewProcess for more details. Thank you.