[Bug 485566] Fontconfig should select DejaVu font for rendering English, even in Japanese locale.

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Tue Jul 14 09:44:36 UTC 2009

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--- Comment #7 from Akira TAGOH <tagoh at redhat.com>  2009-07-14 05:44:35 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> The correct fix is either to get upstream to drop latin glyphs from VLGothic,

I'm opposed to this idea. nothing wrong in VLGothic and it introduces another
bug in applications using any other rendering/multilingual framework libraries
doesn't supports a fallback fonts. like Bug #434753.

(In reply to comment #6)
> Also, apart from those local fixes, the core of the problem is pango has
> usually no idea what language you're trying to type, and tries to guess from
> what you're typing.

Does it? though Pango sets a default PangoLanguage from current locale when
it's starting. why doesn't Pango just has a priority to pick up the font
according to that?

> To put an end to this class of bugs (which are not limited to VLGothic or
> Japanese) you need a language switcher applet that, in addition to managing
> input methods, tells explicitely apps what's being typed.  

If we want any framework other than locale system to determine the input
language etc, I think it may be better adding a kind of feature to the input
method right rather than having new one and IM running at the same time.

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