Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Sep 2005 23:48 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax The latest release of Slackware, 10.2, was just released to the mirrors.
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only problem is Chinese fonts
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 05:02 UTC

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I've used Slackware and really liked it, but I work with both Chinese and English and I never could get Chinese fonts to install. I admit that the ignorance is on my part, but after scouring the forums and seeing others having the same difficulty, I'm at a loss. With Debian it's just a "apt-get install name-of-font-file" and it's done.

I realize that not everyone needs to use a non-Roman font, so for most users this is a total non-issue. However, I wish I could find a solution to this particular problem - I'd give Slackware another go if I could work out how to do this.

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RE: only problem is Chinese fonts
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 05:23 in reply to "only problem is Chinese fonts"
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That's the main reason I don't use slackware too. I need Japanese, Chinese, and Korean fonts, and I couldn't figure out how to get them to work in Slackware so I moved to Windows (just kidding).

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This is how I did it . I replaced XOrg-8.1 with
XFree4.5 which has ALL THE ASIAN FONTS enabled by
default.

This may be the ONLY reason to XFree over XOrg but in my book it's important enough to make the switch.

I hope XOrg gets it together..

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Well, you can find the packages of chinese/Japanese/Korean fonts for slack if you try harder with your google

http://cle.linux.org.tw/Slackware/slackware-10.1/packages/

Here is the Chinese (Traditional) packages set from CLE (Chinese Linux Extension - from Taiwan)

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