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[Bug 206018] Re: ttf-wqy-zenhei and other Chinese fonts got mixed up where the same style is expected


ttf-arphic-uming is not available in a supported Desktop release.

** Changed in: ttf-wqy-zenhei (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

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  ttf-wqy-zenhei and other Chinese fonts got mixed up where the same
  style is expected

Status in ttf-wqy-zenhei package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  ttf-wqy-zenhei is a new excellent Hei Ti Chinese font included in
  Hardy.  I find it's mixing up with ttf-arphic-uming at places where
  the same font style is expected, which makes Chinese text display
  inconsistent and ugly.

  Steps to reproduce:

  1. Boot Hardy beta desktop CD in English mode. Open firefox and browse
  Chinese websites, you'll notice that the same Chinese font is used in
  web pages, address bar, bookmarks, etc.

  2. After installing Hardy beta onto the harddisk, you'll find that
  firefox and other applications no longer use the same Chinese font as
  usual. For example, the firefox address bar and some Chinese web pages
  use  wqy-zenhei, while other Chinese web pages use ttf-arphic-uming.
  This inconsistency is very annoying for Chinese users. - Small
  truetype wqy-zenhei font is actually very blurry and hard to read
  (this has been fixed. LP#203571).

  The workaround I found is to remove the symbolic link
  /etc/fonts/conf.d/63-wqy-zenhei.conf, and then restart Gnome. After do
  this, Chinese text display returns to normal, i.e. the same font
  (arphic uming bitmap font) is selected for both serif and sans-serif.

  If the Ubuntu CJK team considers wqy-zenhei the best font, please make
  it the default for serif and other common chinese font aliases as
  well. Otherwise, different chinese fonts will be used on the same
  website and even on the same web page where the same font style is
  expected. This is the status quo.

  Is it because of wqy's GPL license that you chose zenhei? I really
  doubt it's the general consensus that wqy-zenhei is the best font,
  visually speaking, for Chinese users.

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