Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Jul 28 15:09:46 EDT 2009

On 28.07.2009, at 12:20, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:

>  Hi, Nikolay,
>> It seems to be that Russian language does not work yet (using Etoys- 
>> To-Go), when changing the language from the tools
>> bar, it tries to install the fonts (FontRussianEnvironment.sar),  
>> but they are missed, return an error.
>> However, the Russian translation is:
>> Make A Project:  Начать новый проект
>> Gallery of Projects:  Галерея проектов
>> Tutorials And Demos:   Уроки и примеры
>  In the current timeframe, I'm afraid to say that non-latin1
> languages is beyond our capacity. (It should work if we have the font
> file there, or on Pango.) But thank you so much for providing it and
> see if we can fixed in the future releases.

Well, we might ship the -LGC font variants. This would give us a much  
wider range of accented Latin characters, plus Cyrillic and Greek  
ones. On the downside the image would grow by several megabytes.

Alternatively, make some more effort to support Pango not only on  
Linux. Or FreeType, which will be easier but less powerful. For both  
of these we must include the fonts as files instead of in the image  
(need to ship font files to assure projects still behave identically  
across platforms).

- Bert -

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