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#1 2018-06-06 07:56:06

oui
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Registered: 2017-09-02
Posts: 55  

fonts for Far East languages (absolutely minimalistical dotation)

a lot of occidental people is today interesting to handle sometimes with Far East languages (sometimes without to learn it! for ex. my nephew: his wife is English Chinese woman, or the son of my cousin, his wife is Korean French woman so that all the families on both sides (!), not only the concerned persons and her children, open today Far East web pages and are sad to see the Far East characters only as symbolic icons!).

for those persons is the non stylistic old form (remembering pencil letters) of chars better than the new geometrical forms, because, if the did try / begin to learn those languages, the pencil form did be more used in books than the new typographic inventions !!!

what can you recommend in a MINIMAL installation to just cover this need (simplified Chinese, in the hope it is enough, Japanese, Korean, they are probably the most difficult to cover, see https://www.inputking.com/ , Vietnamese, I am not certain, but suppose that normal fonts used by the keyboard setting "us intl" cover them. Indian fonts are also a problem because of the quantity of specific fonts for all languages of India)?

Last edited by oui (2018-06-06 08:38:00)

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#2 2018-06-06 13:16:11

Geoff 42
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Registered: 2016-12-15
Posts: 176  

Re: fonts for Far East languages (absolutely minimalistical dotation)

I did find some fonts that seem to work with some scripts :-

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=8362#p8362

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#3 2018-06-06 21:08:31

ivanovnegro
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Registered: 2018-05-15
Posts: 22  

Re: fonts for Far East languages (absolutely minimalistical dotation)

I use the package unifont to avoid those empty boxes in whatever language that is not Western or European.

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