Re: [greenstone-users] Traditional Chinese fonts

From John R. McPherson
DateThu, 18 Mar 2004 11:41:44 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Traditional Chinese fonts
In-Reply-To (18826-165-228-126-65-1079472912-squirrel-webmail-atebe-com-au)
graham@atebe.com.au wrote:
> The libraries I am working require traditional Chinese fonts installed as a
> language pack. I have already installed the Chinese fonts from the Greenstone
> language pack but they are only simplified fonts.
>
> Does anyone know if anybody is currently working on compiling a font set for
> Traditional Chinese?
>
> If no-one is currently doing this, then I would be most happy in doing it myself
> and then giving it back to the Greenstone project for everyone to use. If this
> is the case, I would need a set of instructions or details as to what I should
> be translating - so can anyone point me in the direction of what needs to be
> translated and also, how to compile it all into a separate language module for
> Greenstone.

Greenstone doesn't come with any fonts at all - your operating system
(eg windows or linux or mac) provides the fonts for your web browser.

What greenstone does is output text in various encodings for your web
browser to display. When viewing a greenstone page, you can go to the
Preferences button, and select an encoding for greenstone to use. As
well as the default UTF-8 (Unicode), you can explicitly tell greenstone
to output in either GBK (Chinese Simplified) or in Big5 (Chinese
Traditional) encodings.

You will need to get fonts for your operating system to display these
encodings if you don't already have adequate fonts installed. I think
Internet Explorer on Windows will prompt you to automatically download
them from microsoft.

John