[Bug 492510] Regression: wqy-bitmap-fonts preferred font over truetype fonts

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Mon Mar 30 01:36:46 UTC 2009

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--- Comment #12 from Akira TAGOH <tagoh at redhat.com>  2009-03-29 21:36:45 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> To solve this issue, I suggest to correct two things:
> 1. define default PANGO_LANGUAGE definition for non-CJK locales, preferably
> "zh". Because zh contains more complete unicode coverage (20000 characters vs.
> 6000 for ja and ko) which will give a more uniform look of the rendering; and
> there are several default Chinese fonts support large char set, such as
> wqy-bitmap-fonts (>27000 Hanzi), wqy-unibit-fonts(>27000 Hanzi),
> wqy-zenhei-fonts (=20932), and all the Arphic fonts (>20000 Hanzi). In
> comparison, Japanese fonts contains too little Han glyphs, and the quality is
> not impressive.

This won't solves anything due to the priority list as I said. for example:

% LANG=en_US.utf8 pango-view --text '<span lang="ja">日本語</span> test' --markup
--font "100"

This doesn't make any difference of result with/without lang tag if
wqy-bitmap-fonts is installed.

> 2. update 65-non-latin.conf. it is too old and only makes more troubles if it
> stay the way it is.  

I agree with this. we should add it in own fontconfig conf for specific

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