[ubuntu-art] DejaVu fonts, why are they not the default font?

Alexander van Loon svloon at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 3 17:26:59 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 06:17 -0600, Travis Watkins wrote:
> On 12/21/06, Alexander van Loon <svloon at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > In April and May 2006 there was some discussion on this list about the
> > fonts used in Ubuntu.
> >
> > Currently the DejaVu fonts are already being shipped with Ubuntu, but
> > why are they not yet the default fonts? DejaVu covers a greater range of
> > Unicode than the other fonts, so why not make DejaVu the default font?
> > That would also allow Ubuntu to stop shipping so many different fonts,
> > why have 10+ different fonts which look more or less the same if there
> > is one font which is the best choice?
> >
> >
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=334758

I commented on that bug and asked for information. It seems that the bug
is a Pango bug, not a DejaVu bug, and that DejaVu has worked around the
bug. Currently when using DejaVu from Ubuntu's repo on Edgy, the bug
does not show up.
Now that this bug is ruled out, are there other reasons for not adopting
DejaVu as the default font in Ubuntu yet?

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