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:::Yes please, you have to check whether you can redistribute them or not, and under what limitations, if any. If the urls you've put in the PKGBUILDs are the original sources, that's ok, there's no need to show them on the wiki. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 03:43, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
 
:::Yes please, you have to check whether you can redistribute them or not, and under what limitations, if any. If the urls you've put in the PKGBUILDs are the original sources, that's ok, there's no need to show them on the wiki. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 03:43, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
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:::::I have send mails about licenses to the owners of those websites with fonts but got no answer yet. Andy Crowd 07:39, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
  
 
== Similar/ same fonts ==
 
== Similar/ same fonts ==
  
 
Hi! Look in [[Fonts#Birman]], font "mm3" is in two packages but from a different sources, can someone review them if they are similar?
 
Hi! Look in [[Fonts#Birman]], font "mm3" is in two packages but from a different sources, can someone review them if they are similar?

Revision as of 07:39, 25 September 2014

‘Set the proper key map’?

FONT_MAP does not set the key map.

I put the following code into /etc/profile.d/locale.sh:

(case "${LANG}" in
pl_*) FONT=lat2-16;;
*) let 0;;
esac && setfont $FONT)

This allows the user to use a different locale than the system default. Of course, the list of supported languages must be extended.

--Yecril71pl (talk) 13:50, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Is xset fp rehash required?

When installing local fonts, this page suggests adding the following the .xinitrc file:

xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/local 
xset fp rehash

My understanding is that xset fp rehash is only required to reload the font path on an active X session, therefore not needed in the .xinitrc file.

Mirror web fonts

Hi! I mirrored two websites with fonts, made a PKGBUILD and added to AUR. Can it be any problems with it? ttf-myanmar-fonts, ttf-devanagarifonts. Fonts are free for downloading, should I ask website owners before publish them here or it might be ok?

Why have you had to mirror the websites if the fonts were "free for downloading"? Where have you put the links to the original sources? What does "free for download" mean exactly? What licence are those fonts released under? If you're asking it means you're not 100% sure you could re-distribute them, so you'd better double check that, possibly with the authors of the fonts. -- Kynikos (talk) 12:54, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Free for download: I made packages for installation, to install all for a language specialized fonts at once instead one by one. And for some of languages was no font packages in arch wiki. Original links are in a description of packages or should I add link to websites here in wiki? I will double check now. Here are my pkgs in aur. Andy Crowd 17:25, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes please, you have to check whether you can redistribute them or not, and under what limitations, if any. If the urls you've put in the PKGBUILDs are the original sources, that's ok, there's no need to show them on the wiki. -- Kynikos (talk) 03:43, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
I have send mails about licenses to the owners of those websites with fonts but got no answer yet. Andy Crowd 07:39, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Similar/ same fonts

Hi! Look in Fonts#Birman, font "mm3" is in two packages but from a different sources, can someone review them if they are similar?