[Localization] Fonts in XO

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Feb 6 14:16:15 EST 2008

Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I managed to get XO (G1G1) and I am going to try my Telugu localization
>> files in it.
>> I was informed / thought  XO has already Telugu font in place.
>> But if I open Pootle link in XO "Browse" activity, such as
>> https://dev.laptop.org/translate/te/xo_core/chat-activity.po?translate=1&view=1
>> <https://dev.laptop.org/translate/te/xo_core/chat-activity.po?translate=1&view=1>
>> I do not see Telugu characters even after changing language to Telugu in
>> sugar-control-panel.
>> I can't see Hindi as well. I can see Bengali and Urdu fonts though.
>> Do I need to manually install fonts? Does XO at the current build (656)
>> not have all Indian fonts?
> The XO software stack uses fontconfig, so the fc-list command will give
> you the list of all fonts currently installed. (There are a few extra
> fonts in the repositories that you can install using yum as well.)
> From the terminal, simply create a ~/.fonts folder, then copy your fonts
> to this folder.
> What font did you have in mind?
> BTW, we're looking at forming a ideal set of open fonts for each target
> locale.

An "ideal" candidate for each locale would be great. Would there be any 
downside to getting these "ideal fonts" installed when someone switches 
locales? That way we don't have to go looking for fonts if they are not 
already installed.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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