Bug 8604 - intlfonts is missing from distribution
Summary: intlfonts is missing from distribution
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Mason
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Reported: 2000-01-19 15:11 UTC by pavel.janik
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-05 20:05:13 UTC

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Description pavel.janik 2000-01-19 15:11:32 UTC
I think it is worthy to add intlfonts (see gnu.org/..intlfonts/) to the
distribution. X server can use them, emacs can use them...

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:42:59 UTC
assigne to XFree86

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-02-14 17:52:59 UTC
we include alternative international fonts instead.  What benefits do these GNU
fonts offer over those we already include?

Comment 3 pavel.janik 2000-02-15 15:04:59 UTC

intlfonts are primarily not about X. They are shared with GNU Emacs too. What
are the benefits of including them in the standard distribution? It is simple -
try C-h h in Emacs and print the buffer. With intlfonts properly installed you
will get very nice document and you can properly use multilanguage support of
Emacs. I've put the sample to http://www.math.muni.cz/~weed/hello.ps.gz Have a
look. I think that the person who created the Emacs package did not read the
INSTALL file at all. The leim package was added too when I requested it! Thank
you for solving this issue. Please move it back to Emacs from XFree...

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-05-05 17:33:59 UTC

what do you think of this?

Comment 5 David Mason 2000-05-05 20:05:59 UTC
This package is something like 25M - it'll never fit on the disk as is
- having said that there are some interesting *more obscure* character
sets in there for languages. We could make a stipped down version
(remove what we don't already have in X and get rid of real low res
ones) - perhaps a candidate for the powertools disk if nothing
else. Pango is something else to keep in mind - it will be able to
take use of these fonts and that is a bonus.

My vote - strip it down to a reasonable size... if it fits on the main
disk, fine.. if not get it on powertools (assuming there is room

Comment 6 David Mason 2000-08-22 16:30:58 UTC
not sure if this was put on powertools or not - I still think it is rather large
for the dist compared to what is there

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