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

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 26 16:59:42 PST 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:43:05AM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
> 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.
 That's what happens when I only make brief notes and then step away
for a day or two.  Please disregard this, I had earlier downloaded
bkai00mp* and other tarballs, which is what I was looking at.  The
ttf fonts are called ttf-arphic-whichever.v.wx.orig.tar.gz by debian.
Sorry for the noise.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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