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[Bug 1351092] Re: Configuration of the Droid Sans Fallback font
Aha, just saw that the locale is installed. Well, then take it as an
example of the current unreliable behaviour.
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Configuration of the Droid Sans Fallback font
Status in “fonts-android” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “language-selector” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “fonts-android” source package in Trusty:
Status in “language-selector” source package in Trusty:
There are currently several open issues related to the use of Droid
Sans Fallback for rendering Chinese content:
* Two mixed fonts when rendering Chinese in KDE/QT apps with Droid
* Droid Sans no longer preferred font for Chinese
* Chinese in Ubuntu Touch should use Heiti style sans serif font
Unlike e.g. fonts-wqy-microhei, the fonts-droid package installs a
bunch of fonts, of which only one is needed for Chinese. In an attempt
to sort things out I have built the fonts-android source package in my
PPA with the DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf font broken out to a separate
binary package named fonts-droid-cjk. The PPA also includes a version
of language-selector where the changes in version 0.129.2 have been
To test it in Trusty, you should:
* Uninstall the fonts-droid package
* Install fonts-droid-cjk and language-selector-common from my PPA
My own tests indicate that the change to language-selector due to bug
#1335482 was a step in the wrong direction. With
DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf as the only installed font from the Droid
Sans family, you get rid of possible confusion that might have
resulted in the issue reported in that bug.
$ LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 fc-match -s 'sans-serif' | head -n 5
DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf: "Droid Sans Fallback" "Regular"
uming.ttc: "AR PL UMing CN" "Light"
uming.ttc: "AR PL UMing HK" "Light"
ukai.ttc: "AR PL UKai CN" "Book"
DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"
Also, if we would take this route, it might be easier to fix a
configuration that makes Droid Sans Fallback work well with qt apps.
(This is pure theory/hope so far.)
Looking forward to your comments.
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