ttf-indic-fonts and subpackages need to be migrated to fonts-indic and subpackages

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at
Thu Dec 11 06:13:38 UTC 2014

Dear all

This bug needs some love . Indian Language fonts in ubuntu hasnt uodated
after 2010 . Debian moved to fonts-<foundry> naming and removed all
ttf-<languagename>-fonts packages . Now Ubuntu is having many of these
packages ported from Debian . eg . For Malayalam fonts-smc and
ttf-malayalam-fonts contains same fonts but fonts-smc is the latest version
. But all language setup points to the older version of fonts

ttf-indic-fonts-core having mostly outdated fonts (installer dependency)
and it results rendering fail . This is crucial for Indian languages
because with the emergence of harfbuzz as a rendering stack , and update in
opentype V2 for fonts , old version of fonts produces rendering issues .

So please consider this as high priority and fix it on 15.04
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