Japanese font conf for JDK16 to use IPA font

Daichi GOTO daichi at ongs.co.jp
Tue Mar 3 02:17:39 PST 2009

Maho NAKATA wrote:
> Daichi san
> Sorry for changing my mind...this is just suggestion.
> IPA font is good but license is too restrictive.

NO. That is old information. Please check latest IPAfont license.
We can use it as default font right now I guess.

> VLGothic is free font and ubuntu uses as user interface font.
> Fallback to VLGothic may useful for some environment.

NO. I do not think so.

Ubuntu use VLGothic as default Japanese font since license issue,
yes I know that. (JFYI, PC-BSD use it as default Japanese/Chinese
font too, because of 1CD size limitation.)  But it is lead by
Ubuntu *BINARY PACKAGE SITUATION* and their license policy, that is
not affected to Ports Collection of FreeBSD.

So I believe that IPA font should be used as default Japanese
fonts on most situation, at least by Ports Collection.
How do you make of that?

> Thanks,
> From: Daichi GOTO <daichi at ongs.co.jp>
> Subject: Japanese font conf for JDK16 to use IPA font
> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:51:06 +0900
>> Hi greg :)
>> How about to deploy or integrate included fontconfig.properties
>> file to /usr/local/jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/fontconfig.properties or
>> /usr/local/jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/fontconfig.properties.src.
>> I have known some Japanese java developers have been giving up to
>> use FreeBSD and Java as their default development environment
>> because FreeBSD JDK16 default configurations lacks of proper
>> Japanese font setting.
>> Right now, IPA font(japanese/ipa-ttfonts) is proper high quality
>> font as Japanese font. To enable that font as default font makes
>> a lot of sense.
>> I have checked included one with JDK16 and OpenJDK6, that looks
>> like working well.
>> Thanks :)
>> --
>>   Daichi GOTO, http://people.freebsd.org/~daichi

   Daichi GOTO, http://people.freebsd.org/~daichi

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