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Re: no font shown with tamil.el

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: no font shown with tamil.el
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:16:48 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, "Robert J. Chassell" <address@hidden> writes:
> Thank you!  Success!

That's good!

> At least success in showing Hindi and Tamil fonts in the
> HELLO buffer after running the `mkfontdir' command,
> followed again by the `xset' commands.  (I have revised my
> `example' text and appended it below.)

Thank you.  I'll try to reflect that info in INSTALL.

> However, I was not able to see any fonts glyphs with the `xfd'
> command on the `cdac' font.  This command:
>    xfd -fn -altsys-DV_TTSurekh-medium-r-normal--20-0-0-0-p-0-devanagari-cdac

Ah, that is for the case that you use *.ttf directly with
the support of TrueType fonts on X server side.

> But I do see glyphs with the following command:
>    xfd -fn *-cdac
> This shows me the glyphs for
>     TTDurga-Medium-R-Normal--22-160-100-100-P-74-Assamese-CDAC
> However, the command 
>    xfd -fn TTDurga-Medium-R-Normal--22-160-100-100-P-74-Assamese-CDAC
> fails.

The above font name is incomplete (I don't know how you get
that name).  Please use the font names returned by:
   xlsfonts -fn '*-cdac'

Anyway, I'd like to ask you to try the other method too,
i.e. using *.ttf directly.  But, before doing that, please
remove the directory of CDAC PCF fonts from your font path
to avoid unnecessary confusion.

This time, you don't need mkfontdir which is a command to
generate fonts.dir from the directory contents.  Instead,
put these lines in fonts.dir by yourself in the directory of
*.ttf, and "xset fp+ ...".

--- cut here ---------------------------------------------------------
tmvl0ntt.ttf -altsys-TM_TTValluvar-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-tamil-cdac
tlhm0ntt.ttf -altsys-TL_TTHemalatha-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-telugu-cdac
sdsr0ntt.ttf -altsys-SD_TTSurekh-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-sanskrit-cdac
pnam0ntt.ttf -altsys-PN_TTAmar-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-punjabi-cdac
orsr0ntt.ttf -altsys-OR_TTSarala-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-oriya-cdac
mlkr0ntt.ttf -altsys-ML_TTKarthika-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-malayalam-cdac
knum0ntt.ttf -altsys-KN_TTUma-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-kannada-cdac
gjav0ntt.ttf -altsys-GJ_TTAvantika-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-gujarati-cdac
dvsr0ntt.ttf -altsys-DV_TTSurekh-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-devanagari-cdac
bndr0ntt.ttf -altsys-BN_TTDurga-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-bengali-cdac
asdr0ntt.ttf -altsys-AS_TTDurga-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-assamese-cdac
--- cut here ---------------------------------------------------------

> (I moved my *.ttf and *.bdf files to the
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/ directory, along with the *.pcf files.)

It's not a good idea to have *.ttf and *.pcf in the same
directory.  Please put *.ttf in its own directory (say,

Ken'ichi HANDA

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