Been offline for a bit, so this is a little late but may solve the problems.
Why not included the needed non-English/Latin fonts to the proper
language packs. If you need a Lao install of a language pack, include
the best fonts for their region's language script that is free. If you
need a language supported for Khmer, then add the fonts needed for that
YES, there are a lot of fonts that were installed by Ubuntu that has no
used in an English language office, so if the language packs have the
needed language fonts/scripts/etc., then it would allow for better use
of what a language pack is really for - menus and other LO options in
the native/regional language, plus other fonts that are needed to make
an interesting set of documents without needing the user to go online
and search for fonts to use with LO.
Also, we could offer a third download - the selected font packs - and
have the user decide if they want to download it or not.
How many good regional fonts are out there in the mess of
not-so-good-ones for each of these regional languages? Few good ones
with a lot of not-good ones, as far as I can see. Since I am a
collector if English related fonts, I have only collected the
non-English ones that others tell me that are the good ones that are free.
YES, there are Unicode fonts that have a variety of language included -
how many are in Arial Unicode? But many packages are not really good at
using these Unicode fonts and their languages they support. Have fonts
that are dedicated to these regional languages and not include the
non-needed Latin scripts/glyphs for their region. The user could
install a English/Latin-glyph based font for them.
So either attach the fonts to the language packs or add another download
pack that contain the fonts. That way a user of French and Italian
languages would not get Chinese or Russian fonts included with their
downloads. Now we just have to get the OSs to do the same.
On 12/01/2013 02:24 PM, Urmas wrote:
By including fonts in the installation base, users can be guaranteed
that second and third parties can read/write/edit/view the document.
All concerned parties already have all the fonts installed via their
OS. There's no need to include useless fonts in the default installation.
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