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[Bug 958345] Re: ttf-indic-fonts packages are outdated should be removed


It does.

Steps to reproduce:

1.  Get Ubuntu 15.10 Image and boot it. (I used virtualbox)
2. Once you get the desktop go to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-indic-fonts-core - Remember this was not additionally or explicitly installed. It came by default with OS.
3. You will see the years old fonts installed there as shown in screenshot attached. Some of these fonts are even abandoned by developers.
4. The impact: After ubuntu installed, not installing any extra packages, without any extra customization, the indic language rendering the user get is crappy. Majority of users are going to use ubuntu as such without bothering or not knowing customization and package management. 

Since I am a developer of some of these fonts, I get this question every
week from users- "Why am I seeing the crappy fonts in Ubuntu?"

Please please fix this before 16.04

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  ttf-indic-fonts packages are outdated should be removed

Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in ttf-indic-fonts package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The Debian fonts team recently restructured the indic fonts. ttf-indic-fonts changed to fonts-indic. This is meta package and all packages ttf-[language]-fonts renamed to fonts-[script/foundry]. In addition to this all fonts were updated to latest versions from upstreams. 
  I request ubuntu maintainers to update the fonts to latest versions and consider following the debian package naming changes for fonts.

  Refer: http://packages.debian.org/sid/fonts-indic

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