Why don't we add a Japanese font to ReactOS?

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Post by sabiki » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:30 pm

hto wrote:How about Droid Sans Fallback font? It has Japanese, Chinese, and Korean glyphs, and (IMVHO) looks better then Systema font. Some screenshots:

Japanese: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Chinese: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Korean: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
It's nice!
Systema font looks too large. So it seems better than Systema font.

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Re: Why don't we add a Japanese font to ReactOS?

Post by RaptorEmperor » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:28 am

ReactOS getting a Japanese font from Google Android. These are the kind of things that only happen in open-source projects. Gotta love it.

I don't know any Japanese myself (I wish I did, considering how many video games I play and all the anime I watch) but that does look like a good font compared to others I've seen. It looks very clean and it's soft on the eyes.

Now let's hope we can get more Japanese people involved. The more international this project gets, the better, and I imagine Japanese coders could have a lot to contribute to ReactOS. :)

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Re: Why don't we add a Japanese font to ReactOS?

Post by roytam » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:08 pm

EmuandCo wrote:Wouldnt we need Hiragana and some Kanjis too?
switch to grahpic mode for Chinese/Japanese/Korean (and any other languages that cannot be handled in 80*50 text mode) for usetup/setupldr/freeldr is necessary indeed.
For font, we can extract needed bitmap data from unifont and create a bootfont.bin liked solution.

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Post by hto » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:14 pm

roytam wrote: switch to grahpic mode for Chinese/Japanese/Korean (and any other languages that cannot be handled in 80*50 text mode) for usetup/setupldr/freeldr is necessary indeed.
Somebody tried to create a graphical installer, but now nobody works on it…

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Post by roytam » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:13 am

hto wrote:
roytam wrote: switch to grahpic mode for Chinese/Japanese/Korean (and any other languages that cannot be handled in 80*50 text mode) for usetup/setupldr/freeldr is necessary indeed.
Somebody tried to create a graphical installer, but now nobody works on it…
but still, you can't localize boot menu part.

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Post by hto » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:52 am

By the way, what's your opinion about that Droid Sans Fallback font?

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Post by roytam » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:58 am

hto wrote:By the way, what's your opinion about that Droid Sans Fallback font?
I'd say Please include it!

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