Bug 82743 - Request for the inclusion of Bengali OpenType fonts in the Distro
Request for the inclusion of Bengali OpenType fonts in the Distro
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Preston Brown
http://www.nongnu.org/freebangfont/
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Reported: 2003-01-25 12:31 EST by Sayamindu Dasgupta
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-02 13:43:00 EST
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Description Sayamindu Dasgupta 2003-01-25 12:31:49 EST
We have four font sets (GPL'ed) at www.nongnu.org/freebangfont. We have a RPM
ready for Red Hat 8.0 at
http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/freebangfont/FreeBanglaFont.pkg/0.2-1/freebanglafont-0.2-1.noarch.rpm
As far as we know, these are the only Free (as in speech) OpenType fonts for
Bengali (bn). We are already very actively into GUI translation, and, we can do
a lot of things in Bengali now (like Bengali mail, Bengali chat, and things like
that). So, if the fonts are there with the distro, it will be even more easier
for the general people to benefit from our work.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-27 12:35:44 EST
Cc'ing the font guru.
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-01-27 14:37:50 EST
I think it makes a lot of sense to add these fonts, eventually.
Adding them at the current point in the beta cycle isn't really
possible, so it's not going to happen in the very short term
future.

Comment 3 Sayamindu Dasgupta 2003-05-10 14:26:36 EDT
So - now that RH 9.0 is released, how about moving further with this? The RPMS
have been considerably improved (along with a new font).
-thanks-
Sayamindu
Comment 4 Jamil Ahmed 2003-08-14 00:59:23 EDT
Here is the updated package - which works with RH linux 9
http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/freebangfont/FreeBanglaFont.pkg/0.
5-1/freebanglafont-0.5-1.noarch.rpm

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/freebangfont/FreeBanglaFont.pkg/0.
5-1/freebanglafont-0.5-1.src.rpm

Thanks,
`Jamil
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 13:43:00 EST
There are bengali fonts in FC3. 

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