[Pkg-fonts-devel] Proposal for Ghostscript fonts (Re: Dropping defoma hints files: current proposed changes)

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Thu Jan 14 03:14:43 UTC 2010


On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:15:09 +0900
Kenshi Muto <kmuto at debian.org> wrote:
> After my observation, I believe current fontconfig support of 
> Ghostscript won't work on (at least) CJK<Chinese, Japanese,
> and Korean> environment.
 If we are not able to use Ghostscript in CJK (well, maybe more) environment,
 what's wrong with that? Can't I print out files at all? or cannot use TeX?
 Sorry, I don't know about Ghostscript so much.

> I summarized current status on Wiki:
>   http://wiki.debian.org/gs-undefoma


> So I'd like to propose 'update-gsfontmap'.
> This command will be provided by ghostscript and simply merge
> /etc/ghostscript/cidfmap.d/* to cidfmap and /etc/ghostscript/fontmap.d/*
> to Fontmap. Normally it is called from postinst/prerm of font package.
> Most font package maintainers don't need to care anything.
> Only CJK font or Type1 font maintainers will use this...and only if
> they want to provide a font to Ghostscript :)

 Well, so "J" means me, right? :) 
 And Which is "Type1" font?

> Any suggestions are welcome. Especially I'd like to know about
> Chinese-Traditional/Simplified and Korean font configuration for
> Ghostscript.

 I want to know about it, too. Anyone?


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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