[blfs-support] chinese fonts, and ttc font collections

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 26 16:43:05 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 03:21:47AM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>  For Chinese I've always installed fireflysung, but now that I look
> closely at the book I see that Arphic is also recommended.  The link
> to Arphic is dead, but I eventually found
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Traditional_Chinese
> which points to a debian mirror.
> In my local mirror's pool/main/t/ there are directories for
> ttf-arphic- bkai00mp, bsmi00lp, gbsn00lp, and gkai00mp : that web
> page, if I'm reading it correctly, says that the b* fonts are
> traditional chinese (13148 glyphs) and the G* are simplified (7764
> glyphs).  But then it goes on to say that Firefly merged the
> traditional and simplified, and added manually optimized bitmaps for
> sizes 12-16.
 Correction : the g* and b* tarballs do not contain any ttf fonts.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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