We can release the Simplified Chinese 1.1 now.

Max Bowsher maxb1 at ukf.net
Thu Dec 1 11:06:47 CST 2005

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> Rock S wrote:
>>Hi, ervery one, I think we can realease the Version 1.1 for
>>the Simplified Chinese translation. What can I do now.
>>Can I make the tag myself?

> On 11/30/05, Max Bowsher <maxb1 at ukf.net> wrote:
> Yes you can.
> Before you do, can we discuss getting the PDF buildsystem working?
> I just tried a build, and got lots of #### symbols instead of Chinese
> characters.

Rock S wrote:
> I know . I think you will get troubles. I have build the book with FOP.
> You have to do things below.
> 1,Use the special xsl to build fo.(And the FOP has bug to handle FO file which
> language is zh_cn, So  you may have to replace language="zh_cn" to
> language="zh").
> 2,Must have the Chinese font files and use org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.TTFReader
> to build the font  metrics-files. And build pdf with '-c
> .userconfig.xml' option.
> The font and metrics files is a little big, I can send you if you need.
> The attachments is the xsl file to build fo and the userconfig file to
> build pdf.
> And below is a demo pdf file I build.
> http://www.subversion.org.cn/svnbook/1.1/svn-bookdemo.pdf

OK, thanks for the information. Looks complicated, and of course,
requires font files. I see the required files are distributed with
Windows XP, so I do have a copy of them. Not sure exactly what the
license on them is, though.

I will work on making the buildsystem cope with these things, but it
looks complicated enough that it is not worth holding up the
zh-1.1-final release. The PDF for that can be built manually, and
hopefully I'll have a plain simple "make pdf" working for later versions.

So, please go ahead and create your tag at your convenience.


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