pruning the fonts list
petersen at redhat.com
Sun Apr 20 23:26:48 UTC 2008
Nicolas Mailhot さんは書きました:
> 3. fonts-japanese is probably not 100% necessary when VLGothic is
Right. It is only pulled in by @japanese-support, but should be
installed for Japanese installs I think.
> 4. drop culmus — DejaVu full includes Hebrew no one complained of during
> the F9 cycle, so no need to keep a separate Hebrew font on a
> space-constrained media
Ditto for @hebrew-support.
> 5. Have the Arabic l10n group choose between kacst and paktype
Hmm they are currently both default in the @fonts group.
> 6. Have the Indic l10n group sort the huge number of indic fonts,
> keeping only one package per script (sarai, lohit, smc, samyak)
The Indic fonts are pretty small. I think mostly Lohit is preferred,
except for Malayalam (smc, which is not yet in comps). Again sarai and
samyak are optional in @fonts.
> 7. Have the Chinese l10n group choose between cjkunifonts-uming and
We already have this in @fonts, and should not make this choice for
> 8. add dejavu-fonts-experimental — you *really* want the distro default
> fonts to have a complete face set, a lot of users will notice and
> complain otherwise
Agreed. This is also already default in @fonts.
> I'm afraid most wins are in 3. 5. 6. & 7., and they depend on l10n
> groups telling us their wishes, which unfortunately has not happened a
> lot so far. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Fonts/Triaging/L10N
> remains terribly incomplete.
So basically just following the current defaults in @fonts will give you
nearly everything you want already. And that is my suggestion: use
@fonts for this, not the language support groups which should be
I18n Engineering, Team Lead
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