[Fedora-trans-list] Including Bangla OT Fonts.

Jamil Ahmed jamil at billcoms.com
Mon Jan 19 07:19:55 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simos Xenitellis" <simos74 at gmx.net>
To: <fedora-trans-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Fedora-trans-list] Including Bangla OT Fonts.

> On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 17:32, Jamil Ahmed wrote:
> > We are working on Bengali translation.
> >
> > Here is the current status,
> > http://carolina.mff.cuni.cz/~trmac/fedora-i18n/bn.html
> >
> > But, Unfortunately no Bangla OTF was included with RH/Fedora distro.
> > Last time we gave a details on the Font issue to "Owen Taylor"
> > <otaylor at redhat.com>, Thursday, September 18, 2003 1:34 PM
> > But didn't get any response from him. From then, we are slow in
> >
> > Without the fonts - isn't it meaningless to have these translated ? :-|
> No, it is not meaningless. There are other languages as well that have
> similar problems with the inclusion of fonts. Some of those languages
> have translations since '98... :'(
> As far as I know, Owen is not the person to talk about inclusion of
> fonts in Fedora. I believe you simply did not get the right person in
> the first place.

I think I got the right person. :-)
See below!

> Basically adding font is not my line of business. You can either adding
another comment in bugzilla to follow up, or directly contact our font
maintainer - Owen Taylor <otaylor at redhat.com> to discuss this bug.
> Cheers,
> Sarah

btw, Owen replied my 1st mail with some issues and concerns.
but didn't replied my respose.

> To disseminate your font properly, talk to the xfree86.org "fonts"
> mailing list (www.xfree86.org) to have it included in XFree86.
> Have a strong case about the licensing of your font(s).
> How about including your font in an existing font? Search for "freefont"
> on gnu.org.

We already have free OTFs. :-)

> Now go back and continue localising.


Keep smiling,

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