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

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Fri May 8 05:10:41 UTC 2009

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Qianqian Fang <fangqq at gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #55 from Qianqian Fang <fangqq at gmail.com>  2009-05-08 01:10:40 EDT ---
I hope the above comparison is clear.

Now let's talk about the next question, which involves ZenHei.

The comparisons we have done so far are unfair. Because Japanese fonts have
both vector sans (Gothic) and serif (Mincho) installed, but for Chinese, only
vector serif (UMing) were installed. As I said, ZenHei is the proper vector
Chinese sans font. Without ZenHei, Chinese sans font has to fallback. Given the
missing of Chinese sans vector font, Bitmap Song is indeed the most proper
choice for Chinese sans (Uming will cross the lines from sans to serif).
Therefore, in your tests 3 and 7, it picked Bitmap Song to render Sans, I think
it is the right choice.

The only better solution is to install ZenHei by default. In that case, for
larger size sans glyphs, it will use ZenHei as the first choice, and bitmap
Song as the second choice. 

If ZenHei needs to be installed, the config files of zenhei and VL Gothic
should be "coordinated" (either you change your 66-vlgothic* or I changed my
41-wqy-zenhei.conf), in order to make both working, but we should not say which
one is "correct" or "wrong". This is basically the concern of Bug#476459.

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