[gtk-i18n-list] Re: On CJK font selection (was Re: [Fwd: Re: Request for review and advice on wqy-bitmap-fonts fontconfig settings])
behdad at behdad.org
Thu Dec 20 15:08:05 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 23:04 +0900, mpsuzuki at hiroshima-u.ac.jp wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 07:48:50 -0500
> Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> >Setting locale is actually enough. If that's not desired,
> >$PANGO_LANGUAGE can be set as a fallback. So far seems like most of the
> >issues happen because either the users are not setting locale correctly
> >or are using crappy fonts. How do I don't care enough about those cases
> >I'm not surprised.
> Excuse me, PANGO_LANGUAGE is the solution to modify the
> Pango's behaviour that Qianqian & Abel ask for fix?
It's a way to tell Pango which of the CJK languages to prefer. It's
main use is when running under non-CJK locale (en_US for example) and
the text doesn't have language tags. It solves most of the "multiple
fonts used in the same line" issues with CJK characters.
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