[Bug 1468027] Re: change default CJK fonts to Noto CJK

Gunnar Hjalmarsson 1468027 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 1 02:40:44 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-30 06:40, Cheng-Chia Tseng wrote:
> Using subset OTFs is suggested for OS exept MacOS and Windows by the 
> README file from Source Han Sans (same as Noto Sans CJK).

According to the README.formats file, which is included in the fonts-
noto-cjk source package, OTC "works" on recent versions of Mac and Linux
but not Windows. So they don't seem to be identical.

> However, as I stated previously, I believe using Super OTC is a way
> to find where the apps in Linux world which has some problems dealing
> with this "super font," and that helps shape a better Linux world in
> the future. People find the problem, report the problem, and the
> problem be fixed one day.

Hmm.. I see now that you anticipated problems with "Super OTC" [1] long
ago. At that time I hadn't a clue what you were talking about. :(

What you say is correct, but we shouldn't use the whole community of
Ubuntu users as a test panel, should we?

> To be the first to find the problems and work with upstreams to fix
> them? Or just do as the official recommendation to get the better
> result and serve users better first?

Why not do both? I filed this ticket:

Hopefully it's the right place.

Can you possibly confirm that the PPA version of fonts-noto-cjk
addresses the issues we have found up to now (at the expense of more
disk space)?

[1] Super OTC is the font format installed with the version of
    fonts-noto-cjk which is currently in the Ubuntu archive.

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  change default CJK fonts to Noto CJK

Status in Ubuntu Seeds:
  Fix Released
Status in kubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in language-selector package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in lubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in ubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in xubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  just realize that fonts-noto-cjk is available in the repository, finally its packaged.
  i don't really know about korean community.
  But for Chinese and Japanese community, i think that the answer is clear.
  noto-cjk is definitely better what we had before, like fonts- wqy and fonts-droid.
  Android community had received these complains for years, finally they got them fixed on lollipop.
  Fedora also set it as default chinese font start from F21.
  and of course, i still hope that ubuntu could drop those 69-language-selector fontconfig files, just like what F13 did.

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