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Author Topic: How to get and install Indic fonts?  (Read 5865 times)
caitlyn
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2008, 06:40:54 pm »

No search needed.  The package for VL 5.8 is at http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x/indic-ttf-fonts-20060123-i586-5vl58.tlz

Download that, then as root run:

installpkg indic-ttf-fonts-20060123-i586-5vl58.tlz

Your fonts will be installed on your system and X configured to recognize them automatically.  I expect the 5.9 package will be announced in a few days.
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2008, 07:57:43 am »

Whow, I've  even  added that repo Smiley
Nice, very nice.
Thanks,
Thanks a lot!
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2008, 02:27:03 pm »

Adding the testing repo is a really, really BAD idea.  As the name implies these packages are still being tested.  Enabling testing and doing an update/upgrade is a great way to end up with a severely broken system sooner or later.  It's OK to enable it to install specific packages but be sure you disable it again afterwards.
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2008, 12:18:05 am »

Removed!
Done.
Thanks for the warn!
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2008, 02:47:40 pm »

Adding the testing repo is a really, really BAD idea.  As the name implies these packages are still being tested.  Enabling testing and doing an update/upgrade is a great way to end up with a severely broken system sooner or later.

So don't do that! I like to see what's available and so for sure I have the testing repo enabled. If you look at the Common tab in GSlapt for a program you've highlighted, in the Source line it tells you where the file is located. If it says http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/testing/ or anything similar, that's a red flag to me to be sure I know where it's coming from and the implications of that (could be risky and might break things). I generally don't install updates from /testing unless I know for sure that I want something and am willing to assume any risks.

I ALWAYS check what repo files are coming from before I install them.
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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2008, 09:00:06 pm »

No search needed.  The package for VL 5.8 is at http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x/indic-ttf-fonts-20060123-i586-5vl58.tlz

Download that, then as root run:

installpkg indic-ttf-fonts-20060123-i586-5vl58.tlz

Your fonts will be installed on your system and X configured to recognize them automatically.  I expect the 5.9 package will be announced in a few days.

Not all letters are rendered correctly, is it because that the package is from testing repo?
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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2008, 12:46:35 pm »

No, it has nothing to do with the repo.  It has everything to do with the upstream developer.  The Indic fonts package is originally a Slackware package.  Sadly, while I did build the package I do not speak or read any Indian language so I had no way to know whether or not there are any issues with the fonts.  It's in testing so that someone like you could tell us if it is a good package or not.  I take it that it is NOT a good package.  Is that correct?
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2008, 07:54:19 am »

Sorry for the late reply, was bugged in office on something Smiley

I think it would score 10 or 15 out of 100 marks. I could guess some of the words and some of them appear to be alien in the URL posted by me in this. You know something! I'm very very interested in linguistics (and also in open community) that made me search for Indic fonts.

May be I can (want to) help out in this, how to get involved?
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 01:10:23 pm »

I've already reported that the package is no good and needs to be pulled.

How you can contribute depends entirely on what skills you have.  Go into the developer's forums, find something you can do, and volunteer.   That's all it takes.
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 08:02:28 pm »

Posts in the forum indicate that VL needs C C++ but I'm a java developer. So should explore what I really can do here. Can anyone post link of the dev forum, I could not get it.
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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2008, 09:06:21 am »

Ok Got the forum.
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2008, 12:56:34 pm »

I've already reported that the package is no good and needs to be pulled.

How you can contribute depends entirely on what skills you have.  Go into the developer's forums, find something you can do, and volunteer.   That's all it takes.

Any idea on where the sources are for this package you've  said?
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x/indic-ttf-fonts-20060123-i586-5vl58.tlz
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2008, 01:56:57 pm »

Try linuxpackages.net.  I believe that's where I found it.
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2008, 09:49:21 am »

I'm in an idea to try what I can do to those sources, dont know how much helpful can I be Smiley but atleast I've started on it at some point.
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2008, 03:40:31 pm »

It turns out Vector Linux 5.9 Standard has Indic fonts built in.  Can you upgrade and check those out?  There may not be any need for more work on Indic fonts.
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