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Hello Pravin Satpute et al.,
I am one of the maintainers of the liberation-fonts package in Debian
(it is called fonts-liberation there ) and I am a bit concerned about
the current state of development and the future of these fonts. I have
read that the new release 2.00.1 based on Google Crosscore fonts has
been defered from Fedora 18 because of rendering regressions .
However, since then development has apparently stopped in the GIT
Have these rendering regressions been identified? Are they going to get
addressed in the fonts or in other parts of the font rendering stack?
Will there be another release of the liberation-fonts in the short term
or have these fonts been defered altogether in favor of another font family?
Thanks for your replies,
I was looking around for a font in Fedora that could display emoji.
Symbola has good coverage but the images aren't the easiest to see at typical text sizes.
I found a couple of Android-related fonts that seem to fit the bill, namely Noto Color Emoji and Android Emoji, but neither are packaged for Fedora yet.
Noto Color Emoji appears in the Android source (e.g., https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/noto-fonts/+/kitkat-re...) but not in the upstream Noto at https://code.google.com/p/noto/ (although I guess it will show up at some point in the future). As I understand it this is some kind of new-fangled colour font; it works on Fedora 20 (albeit in greyscale) but not on Fedora 19. It uses bitmaps, so appears fuzzy at large sizes.
Older versions of Android include Android Emoji, which more recently appears to have been obsoleted by the afore-mentioned Noto Color Emoji (see https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base.git/+log/master...). However, this is a scalable font, so I wonder if there would be some value in packaging it anyway?