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

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Fri Jul 31 23:47:06 EDT 2009

Edward Cherlin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima<yoshiki at> wrote:
>> At Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:05:30 -0700,
>> Andreas Raab wrote:
>>> Ah, that explains it. Is there a way of telling directly from the font
>>> which language(s) they are supposed to support? Or is this trial and error?
> The font name is in the language. This works for me, since I lived in
> Korea and Japan, but not for foreigners in general. For example, on
> Linux, Batang, Dotum, and Baekmuk (바당, 도듬, 백묵) are Korean; Kaiti,
> Mingti, and Sungti (楷体, 明体,宋体 ) are Chinese; Kochi and Sazanami (こち,
> 故知; さざなみ, 細波) are Japanese. Educated natives of course recognize their
> own preferred font styles as readily as Americans can tell typewriter,
> serif, script, and black letter apart.

Yes, that makes of course sense. Even I can tell that there is *some* 
difference and with training I could probably learn to associate them 
correctly. Thanks for the info.

   - Andreas

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