Re: Unix Font Packs for non-Latin1 locales

Subject: Re: Unix Font Packs for non-Latin1 locales
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Mon Sep 03 2001 - 02:02:15 CDT

On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, Tomas Frydrych wrote:

> their way through the Unix font mess. Certainly a set of font packs
> for the most common locales is, I think, an absolute must before ve
> release 1.0.

I agree. The best way to this is via rpm's. We should be able to make
small modifications to Gabriel's ispell hash spec files to build these
font packs.

Any volenteers?

Could you post your modified SPEC files to the list Gabriel?



> Also the front page of the AW download site should contain clear
> notice that the standard font pack included with Unix version of AW
> is only suitable for iso8859-1, and a link to the location where
> additional font packs can be found. This should be done straight
> away, even without any font packs available at the moment; it will
> make it possible to put the packs up as we get them, and also
> warn people about the fact that there are locale specific issues with
> AW on Unix (also the download site should encourage people to
> contribute pack for locales not yet represented). Sam, would you
> have time to make these changes to the website?

I agree.

> It might also be worth considering to pop out a warning message
> box when AW is run under a locale other than iso-8859-1 and only
> the standard fonts are found. I have got the feeling that many
> ordinary users simple expect that since they have their Unix locale
> properly set up, AW will work out of the box, especially since they
> see all the menus localised into their language; well, that is
> nowhere near the reality.

This should be straight foward. We just have to determine the directory
name from the users locale and see if a the directory exists and contains

If not popup our standard popup message.


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