[Cjk] Re: Hello
anthony at thizlinux.com
Wed Jul 31 05:09:43 CEST 2002
I just returned from World Youth Day 2002 from Toronto to Hong Kong.
Glad to hear some great news about the existence of the CNS 11643 font.
Yes, indeed, it would be quite nice if the government could promote the font
somehow under an open-source software license. An argument for this, which
Edward Lee would probably agree, is to provide an alternative to the
proliferation of Mainland Chinese fonts which differ somewhat in style and
form to the standards used in Taiwan government and the Ministry of
Education. Open-sourcing the font would go a long way in preserving the
traditional Chinese language and culture used in Taiwan. ;-)
On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 03:23:47AM +0800, Ping Yeh wrote:
> Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >>14:00 Discussion on Chinese language support & requirement
> >> - CNS11643 & BIG5
> >For all people using CNS 11643: The current development version of
> >Emacs can handle EUC-TW natively, and my CJK package can this too
> >(even without a preprocessor; you need the current snapshot, though,
> >since I've just fixed a serious bug).
> >Another good news is that I've today successfully used the current
> >development version of pfaedit to split Arphic's CNS 11643 font
> >(MingTiEG-Medium, which comes as a 45MByte CID-keyed PostScript font)
> >into Type 1 subfonts as needed by my CJK package + dvips. Well, these
> >195 subfonts need 95MByte on the hard disk, but the quality is
> >The bad news: AFAIK, Arphic doesn't sell this font at all. I got an
> >evaluation copy for testing purposes only. I think that the
> >government has paid Arphic for creating the font; it is possibly a
> >good idea if the government and/or Arphic makes this font freely
> Could you please provide the contact names of Arphic?
> Maybe I can ask around which government agency is working with Arphic
> and then talk to them. If that happens to be the official CNS-11643
> group, a representative from that group will attend the Li18nux Taiwan
> ad-hoc meeting on August 3 and deliver a 20-minute talk. I think that
> will be an excellent chance to bring up the license issue.
> >I will bring my Laptop to the conference so I can show you some
> That will be great!
> I think the best way to demo this is to put it together with the
> community presentation in the morning session of Li18nux meeting,
> if that is okay with the community speaker...
> > Werner
Anthony Fok Tung-Ling
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