Internationalization - We need your help!
EmulationStation is now translated in many languages, thanks to your help, but we are now facing some issues with specific characters used by some of them.
To mitigate this, we request your help in finding (or creating?) a new "backup" font that covers everything (unicode).
- Free font for non-commercial use
- close from the fonts currently used in ES
- no serif
- not monospaced
- preferably condensed
- Chinese (both)
Hope you will help us!
By Free for non-commercial use, are you limited to licenses(MIT, Apache, 3-Clause BSD, etc) ?
I would suggest liberation sans, but they are far from covering all languages you have quoted. Here is the list of supported characters - http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/font/liberation_sans/list.htm - Using the search on your browser you will not find chinese or greek references for example.
Source Han Sans:
"Available in seven weights, is a typeface family which provides full support for Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese, all in one font. It also includes Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic glyphs from our popular Source Sans family. All told, each font weight in the family has a total of 65,535 glyphs (the maximum supported in the OpenType format)"
For font with international support, it is possible to use:
for exemple bitstream is the default font for gnome desktop
@yabb85 it needs to support such alphabets : latin, cyrillic, greek, turish, and all asian variants (chinese, japanese, korean) ... For far we've found only one font that can do that