On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Eric Bélanger firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've just updated several scim-related packages. They are in the [testing] repo. The updated packages are:
anthy libchewing libhangul scim scim-anthy scim-chewing scim-tables uim scim-uim (no update, just rebuild against uim 1.5.5)
As I don't use these packages (I believe no dev use them either), I could only do minimal testing. It would be nice if users of these packages test them and report if they work properly or if there are problems with them.
I've also updated (in [testing] repo) the Arphic fonts: ttf-arphic-ukai and ttf-arphic-uming
There are two points about these fonts:
- According to upstream:
"This release contains Firefly's Bitmap fonts. The Bitmap fonts are available for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 pixel and currently cover Big5 and GB2312. HKSCS is currently not supported as there are many more characters missing. So, for Big5 and GB2312 characters the bitmap glyphs should improve the rendering, but for all other characters, the rendering is the same like without bitmap glyphs."
I might be nice to get comments about someone using these fonts to see if the ttf-fireflysung package is indeed no longer needed (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/8951).
- The updated ttf-arphic-* packages in testing provide the fonts as
a TrueType Collection, i.e. the fonts come in 4 flavors (CN, HK, TW and TW MBE), with different glyph shapes according to the preferred shapes in each region (more info here: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/CJKUnifonts/Download). As a result TeX users will encounter trouble using this font. The following programs/libraries are known to not fully support TTC files and can usually only use the first fontface of the TTC:
- jdk and openjdk6
- imlib2 and applications which use imlib2.
Again, I and probably none of the devs don't use these fonts so feedback from users would be nice.
Did anyone had time to test them yet?