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Re: arabic language on FC7



On 18/11/2007, Frank Cox <theatre sasktel net> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2007 13:44:25 +0200
> Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
>
> > The downloadable font only includes the English glyphs. To get Arabic
> > glyphs (or in my case, the Hebrew glyphs) one must copy the font from
> > an XP system.
>
> I see.  That makes a certain amount of sense.  I never used or needed anything
> other than the English side of things, so it's something I would never notice.
>
> After setting up this F8 system I actually spent a certain amount of time
> hunting down and removing the non-English fonts that were installed by
> default.  There were quite a few of them.  I don't remember getting all of
> those when I installed previous versions.

Ideally, the default font on UTF-8 compatible systems would have all
the glyphs of all the languages: something that is not practical for
most users and many computers with limited memory. A few "universal"
fonts that do have thousands of glyphs have been released, but in my
opinion the best looking font for English and any one other language
is often Tahoma.

Dotan Cohen

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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?


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