Re: [DebianIndia] Problems with Kannada fonts
- Kumar Appaiah said on Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 04:49:31PM +0530,:
> See Konqueror:This is caused, I believe, due to firefox compiled wihout pango
> and Fierfox:
support. Which version of firefox is this?
I think your friend should try getting a later build of firefox - and
remember that earlier version of Debian did not build mozilla/firefox
with pango support.
Here is something your friend can do - if he is adventurous and has
a real fat connection to the network - as root, edit
/etc/apt/sources.list, and changes references to `etch' to
`testing'. Next, run ``apt-get update'' and after that, ``apt-get
install firefox''. If he is not sure what to do next, he should change
back the references to ``testing'' back to `etch'.
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- Quoting Kumar Appaiah (kumar.appaiah@...):
> On 31/03/07, Kumar Appaiah wrote:Hmm, yet another problem with ttf-freefont, which I'm mainainer
> > I couldn't find the problem out, as my languages (Tamil, Hindi and
> > Bengali) seem to be displayed quite nice in Iceweasel. Where could the
> > problem be? Could you please file a bug report if necessary, or point
> > out which package to file the report against?
> Well, my friend seems to have found a workaround. He says:
> apparently some incompatability issues with freefont package...so I
I'm afraid that this font is pretty bad, indeed. moreover, the
upstream is completely inactive so no much improvements to expect for
Much more hope for the DejaVu font as an all-purpose font (ttf-dejavu
on Debian). I think that, slowly, it should integrate glyphs from
Indic scripts...especially if some people with good skills in
designing fonts join the DejaVu maintenance team.