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[Bug 1811538] Re: [2 new] Expansion: add U+2103 DEGREE CELSIUS and U+2109 DEGREE FAHRENHEIT
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[2 new] Expansion: add U+2103 DEGREE CELSIUS and U+2109 DEGREE
Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:
Ubuntu lacks the two characters U+2103 DEGREE CELSIUS and U+2109
Bugs #1319543 and #736613 are about Ubuntu mono lacking these
characters, but the non-mono font lacks them too.
This is not often obvious, as on Ubuntu a fallback font is used.
However it's not ideal since the C/F is obviously not in the Ubuntu
typeface and the degrees symbol not the same size as in the Ubuntu
Presumably in order to be compatible with mono fonts where the degree
symbol would otherwise take up too much space, some apps are using
these characters instead of the separate degrees and F/C characters.
For example, gnome-weather, the weather-in-clock gnome-shell
extension, and the weather in the dropdown calendar in gnome-shell all
use it (see attached screenshot). When I first set up my computer I
had box characters instead in these places, because I only had set up
Ubuntu fonts and did not have any fallback fonts with these
characters. Now that I've installed more fonts it is better, but
obviously not ideal.
I imagine it ought to be easier to fix this issue in the regular font
than in the monospaced font, since fixed-width is not a requirement
and so one can presumably just have it render the same as if the
degrees and C/F characters were typed separately.
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