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Re: X.org influence

--- Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at cs dot toronto dot edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Youcef Rabah Rahal wrote:
> > Conclusion: you can try to contact the people there and signal this
> > bug and ask to add Persian glyphs, but I'm very skeptical about any
> > feedback concerning this question ;)

I'm affraid this topic has veered a bit from Anmar's initial much
needed question on what is needed from X.org - that info is still
needed !!  Are we ready to say we do NOT need anything from them ?

> Oh, I'm afraid the consequense would be that, Kacst fonts are
> removed from the distro, and replaced by fonts that support the
> whole block.

Behdad, I'd suggest you outline the glyphs that are needed for
Farsi so we can at a min try to augment all our fonts with them.
I'd also suggest you add the missing farsi fonts to KACST and
re-release 'em under a different name (it is GPL after all) until
such a time that the KACST folk take that requirement more seriously
and we can open a more constructive dialog with them on this topic.

For the umteenth time - we really need more font expertise, can
we setup a time on IRC to discuss font issues with the Farsi
font experts with regard to hinting, etc, etc ?  We also need
volunteers interested in this to raise their hands...


 - Nadim

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