Re: Help with new font packaging guidelines (choosing font family)

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Le dimanche 21 décembre 2008 à 20:27 +0100, Marcin Garski a écrit :
> Hi,

Hi Marcin,

> I'm trying to convert my packages (jomolhari-fonts, 
> tibetan-machine-uni-fonts) to new font packaging guidelines.

Thank you for working on it!

> I've encounter one problem that stops me from filling all guidelines.
> I don't know the right font family (serif, sans serif, other?) for both 
> fonts, so I can't create a fontconf files.
> How can I find/known this font family (both fonts represents Tibetan 
> script which I don't know)?

The current fontconfig classification is very latin-oriented, that's
true. To decide on how the fonts should be best classified you need to
ask the locals. Check on
if there is a contact for those locales, and if not ask on the unicode
mailing list where many language experts can help you

> BTW. If both fonts are installed TMU is selected as a primary font for 
> displaying Dzongkha text, is there a way to set fontconfig to prefer 
> Jomolhari when dealing with Dzongkha text and TMU when displaying 
> Tibetan text (Jomolhari is better for Dzongkha text and TMU for Tibetan 
> text).

There are various ways to put one font first for specific locales. The
current rather brutal way to do it is documented in

It's not completely satisfactory, and Behdad is working on a new
fontconfig release, so don't hesitate to ask him directly (he's often in
the ##fonts irc channel as behdad)


Nicolas Mailhot

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