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Re: [saigonlug] write in vietnamese



2010/7/10 Folami Nguyen <[email protected]>
You can convert to Unicode or you can install more Vietnamese font.
I strongly recommend you install more Vietnamese font.
Vietnamese document can use:
+Unicode font: You needn't install Unicode fonts. They are shipped with OO.o.
+VNI font, ABC (TCVN) font, Vietware font, BK-TPHCM font: You need to find this font in the Net and install them.

No, sorry but this is plain wrong...

Even if you install the old fonts, which you should now have been OBSOLETED by legal decision as soon as in 2001, you will have trouble using them with softwares such as OpenOffice.org (eg the usual [ư] problem).

And, BTW, it's probably illegal to install these old fonts outside their originally designed usage (without even talking about the illegal origin of some of them)...

Recommending to install the obsolete fonts is WRONG for technical reasons and strategical ones. Everything should already have been moved to Unicode now, and whatever has not moved yet, it's time to finish the move!

Cheers, JC.