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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you guys are really some strange kind... You can install XFree on your own, but installing some freaking fonts is such an issue?

Well, if you've got a quick and dirty solution, I'd love to hear it. I spent a lot of time trying to get Chinese fonts to install, but no luck. Read the forums, closely followed the advice, but no luck. I just wish Asian language fonts were enabled by default. Maybe less than 5% of Slack users need this, but hey, we exist.

I would still consider Slack for a server though.

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Netinstaller
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 09:47 in reply to "RE[4]: only problem is Chinese fonts"
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if you want install from FTP try installer from slackware fork: http://tukaani.org/installer/download

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RE: Netinstaller
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 10:37 in reply to "Netinstaller"
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bonjour Member since:
2005-07-12

I've got an idea, an asian derivative of slackware. it'll be the equivalent of red flag to red hat. so we'll call it hardworkingware. lol, j/k, no offense.

but honestly, i think this would be great. i can finally go over to asia to start my own company, <sigh> <grin> who's coming with me>!

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dudelsack Member since:
2005-07-11

For the japanese part we have Plamo already:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=plamo
or
http://plamo-linux.jp/

You need japanese fonts to read this. ;-)

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I could be wrong, but try installing OpenOffice.org 1.x (not the new betas), it seemed to fix my problem of viewing Arabic and other languages.

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