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Provide Cherokee fonts to render servers for Proton
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It’s not possible to download any Cherokee-language article as a readable PDF with the Electron service. No syllable is rendered in the PDF output, not even the original characters encoded back in 1999 when Unicode 3.0 was released, and obviously not the newer lower-case syllables of Unicode 8.0.

To test this, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/chr:%E1%8F%A3%E1%8E%B3%E1%8E%A9%20%E1%8E%A7%E1%8F%AC%E1%8F%82%E1%8E%AF%E1%8F%8D%E1%8F%97 , which is an article I’ve recently updated to mention the complete set of Cherokee characters in Unicode. This should ensure that you install a relatively new font which contains all of the syllables. One such font is Monotype’s Noto Sans Cherokee, which is open-source (OFL), pairs well with Charter (T181200), and can be obtained from this folder: https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-fonts-alpha/tree/master/from-pipeline/unhinted/otf/NotoSansCherokee

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Fito created this task.Aug 3 2017, 2:17 PM
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Aklapper renamed this task from No support for Cherokee text to Provide font support for Cherokee text in Electron.Aug 4 2017, 10:47 AM
Fito updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 26 2017, 11:07 PM
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Fito updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 2 2018, 7:43 PM
TheDJ edited projects, added PDF-Rendering; removed Electron-PDFs.Jun 4 2019, 12:31 PM
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This requires extending the font packs that the servers use with Cherokee fonts that are available open licensed (and distributed in Debian).

TheDJ renamed this task from Provide font support for Cherokee text in Electron to Provide Cherokee fonts to render servers for Proton.Jun 4 2019, 12:31 PM