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Suggest to add WebFonts to Min-nan language
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Author: angiongchun

Description:
Hi, I suggest to enable WebFonts by default to Min-nan language (ISO 639-3 code: nan).
It is one of the languages of over-10,000 pages in Wikipedia (zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org),
and because of lack of font supports in some mainstream operating systems (Windows, MacOSX, etc.),
additional font installation is required for the language.
Please see http://zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:How_to_read.

Two of freely licensed SIL fonts, Doulos SIL and Gentium, are suggested in its wikis,
but I find Charis SIL is also suitable, which has almost the same coverage with Doulos SIL,
and is also used for Min-dong language, a related one in both linguistics and writing system.


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Severity: enhancement

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bz47190

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 1:34 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz47190.

Âng Iōngchun: Are there links to these fonts, plus license information?

angiongchun wrote:

Hi Andre,

Sorry for not following the steps to add new language support.
I just test the fonts I mentioned in both Chromium and Firefox browser with Ubuntu,
both Gentium Plus and Andika, a sans-serif font with the same coverage, look good for me.
The Charis SIL and Doulos SIL look a little "blur", especially for the tonal marks.
But I would like to still suggest Doulos SIL, as it is recommended by the community.
SIL already provides fonts in TTF and WOFF format, so I only generate EOT version with ttf2eot utility.

So here is the list of fonts:

  1. Gentium Plus:

Web site (along with Gentium): http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium
License: SIL OFL (according to: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=Gentium_download#794df379)
Latest version: 1.510
Official download: http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium_download
Prepared version for WebFonts extension: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/swjnaq7yuhgxs62/vGMtnEzy-I/GentiumPlus-R-WebFonts.zip

  1. Doulos SIL:

Web site: http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSIL
License: SIL OFL (according to: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=DoulosSIL_download#794df379)
Latest version: 4.112
Offcial download: http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSIL_download
Converted version: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/swjnaq7yuhgxs62/IYCkHlrg-k/DoulosSIL-R-WebFonts.zip

  1. Andika (Sans-serif):

Web site: http://scripts.sil.org/andika
License: SIL OFL (according to: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=Andika_download#794df379)
Latest version: 1.004
Official download: http://scripts.sil.org/Andika_download
Prepared version: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/swjnaq7yuhgxs62/sLPcJHJm-t/Andika-R-WebFonts.zip

Thanks,
Iōngchun.

Moving to ULS.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/69628 (Gerrit Change I2778f2e432bd9012fc985d8f10708a6ac7153ab3)

(In reply to comment #4)

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/69628 (Gerrit Change
I2778f2e432bd9012fc985d8f10708a6ac7153ab3)

I added Charis SIL to nan as non default font. Will add other fonts too. Meanwhile can you confirm you want Doulos SIL as default selected font?

angiongchun wrote:

Yes, please.
Since Doulos SIL is listed in the first position of recommended fonts,
I consider it is community's preference ;)
Thanks!

Patch merged