[haiku] Re: Migration from Basho to Official Localization of Haiku

  • From: Eguchi Satoshi <satoshieguchi82@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:30:06 +0900

2009/10/30 Jorge G. Mare <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> For the font they require, is its license agreeable with MIT?  If so,
>> I'm interested if anyone else thinks that it'd be good to include in
>> the source tree as opposed to an OP.
>
> The font Basho chose is called VL-Gothic, which is widely used by Linux
> distros as their default Japanese font. Here is the license:
>
> http://dicey.org/vlgothic/#license
>
> I don't see a problem with the license, but the size of the files may be
> an issue; The font family consists of two font files included, each one
> being close to 4MB in size.
>
> Another option would be to adopt the Droid font set; if I am not
> mistaken, this font family has a fallback font file that includes glyphs
> not only for Japanese but also for Chinese, Korean and (possibly) other
> languages, and it is much smaller (the fallback font file is about 3MB).
> This one is under the Apache License. If you want to try them out, they
> can be downloaded from the Andriod repo here:
>
> http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/frameworks/base.git;a=tree;f=data/fonts;hb=HEAD

I took this opinion back.
I think Haiku has a Japanese font named Konatsu.
My personal idea is replacing Konatsu font with Droid font, and
including Konatsu and VL-Gothic font in JOP.
Is this OK?

Yours,
Satoshi Eguchi

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