[74617 new] Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese

Bug #655128 reported by Rhonda D'Vine
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Bug Description

I downloaded the ja.po file from wesnoth from here: http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/*checkout*/wesnoth/branches/1.8/po/wesnoth/ja.po

Then used the following shell magic on the file:

msgcat --no-wrap ja.po | grep ^msgstr | cut -d\" -f2- | sed -e's/"$//' | sed -e 's/./&\n/g' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | egrep -v '[a-zA-Z,0-9]$'

The top glyphes includes these:

  14466 し
   1453
    672
    173 $
    126 :
     96 撃
     94 動
     78 |
     77 -
     74 攻
     65 用
     61 中
     60 '
     59 力
     58 移
     58 時
     57 戦
     55 語
     55 _
     51 .
     50 敵
     49 訳
     49 翻
     43 能
     43 使
     41 持
     41 >
     40 <
     39 地
     38 無
     37 存
     36 要
     36 上
     35 通
     34 間
     33 示
     33 定
     33 効
     32 終
     32 回

The same obviously works for all other po files there. I'd suggest to take a look at least also at zh_CN, zh_TW, and vi, which seems to be rather active translations.

 I tried to extract them, find the list of characters sorted by usage in those po files attached.

 Hope this helps. :)
Rhonda

Tags: uff-dm-new
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Rhonda D'Vine (rhonda) wrote :
summary: - Please Support Japanese
+ Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese
summary: - Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese
+ [20941 new] Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - [20941 new] Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese
+ [74617 new] Please Support Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Hi Rhonda. Your popularity calculator is pretty nifty, but not being a CJKV reader, I'm not sure that we would use it for expanding the font.

For example, the 2136 jōyō kanji would apparently be enough to typeset a Japanese schoolbook or government document. That set includes some characters that are very uncommon. But presumably Japanese readers, designers etc would much more easily understand "this font covers all the jōyō kanji" than "this font covers the 2500 most common kanji". Similarly for the List of Frequently Used Characters in Modern Chinese (3500 of them) or the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters (8105 of them). If we were going to cover those languages at all, I'm guessing we'd start with defined subsets like those, rather than trying to measure popularity.

Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Wishlist → Low
tags: added: uff-dm-new
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: ubuntu-font-family → fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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