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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:
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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