FLOSS Multimedia Support in Fedora
nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Mon Feb 9 21:42:05 UTC 2009
Le lundi 09 février 2009 à 21:20 +0100, Martin Sourada a écrit :
> Well, not exactly, but yeah, in a sense it's similar. But don't forget
> we need to target more platforms than fedora or *nix.
You can always bundle the fonts separately for non *nix users.
> > > than requiring your users to either find it themselves and
> > > install it
> > Fedora 11 will have automatic font installation for every app that cares
> > to support it.
> Is it already in rawhide?
The autoprovides generation is. Though it still needs to be tweaked
before the F11 mass rebuild
> If so, should I file bugs if say firefox does
> not display some fonts on wikipedia title page and does not fire any
> auto-installation dialog?
> > > or being satisfied with a fallback font (which might not
> > > satisfy the artistic concerns that led you to the choice of the original
> > > font).
> > Artistic concerns are fine and dandy but they usually sink on the legal
> > and i18n icebergs. Which I think the anime crowd at least cares about.
> Well, when you choose a font for a sub, you usually check if it covers
> your characters usage.
Does not help a lot the next sub group. Yes japanese → language1 →
language2 subbing happens pretty often in the anime community
> Legal issues are harder to solve, but at least in
> fedora the fonts range is getting, thanks to your efforts, very
Also please note that all the GPL fonts that do not explicitely declare
the FSF fonts exception are safe wrt CSS-like referencing but *not*
> > BTW, we already ship fonts like Tiresias which were explicitely designed
> > for video titling.
> Cool, is there a (wiki) page with font previews/coverage? Or do I still
> need to skim through Fonts group, install whatever seems like it would
> fit my needs and than test what I installed?
Right now, we don't have a preview system in Fedora :(
> It would definitely be
> useful for people looking for specific design/unicode coverage.
Font preview generators and how to embed previews in static wiki
pages/PK are being discussed in the open font library list right now.
The need has already been identified, but someone needs to do the coding
work. Then I believe PK integration would follow quickly.
It's the obvious next step after building a reasonable font package
> PS: maybe it would be better to forward this thread part to the -fonts
> list should there be any further discussion, I am subscribed there so
> you won't need to CC me.
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