Default japanese font for Ubuntu 14.04 is wrong
jitsumi at gmail.com
jitsumi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 13:33:45 UTC 2014
Hello, thanks for your answer, and sorry for my (very) late answer.
To Gunnar Hjalmarsson
On a fresh non-Japanese install, the package fonts-takao-pgothic is
available. However, so is the package fonts-droid, and since the "Droid
Sans Fallback" font is kind of 'featured', it probably takes precedence
over "TakaoPGothic" for rendering Japanese contents. Is that the
situation you are talking about?
Yes, I think it's exactly the problem I have. The "Droid Sans Fallback"
display the kanjis in a very weird way. The "TakaoPGothic" is rendering the
kanjis correctly. (Still, I don't think it is perfect, because, it render
them with big
space between them). The package ttf-vlgothic (apprently renamed
was installing a very good font. But i don't know the name of this font, so
i can not
What I mean by "default" font, it is if yes or not the standard shape and
number of the strokes
in a kanji are respected. If you compar these kanjis (究 乗 降 語 換 違 雑 誌)
rendered in "Droid Sans Fallback"
and in "TakaoPGothic" you will see many small differences. But this
differences are actually huge, a japanese person
will judge that the kanji is written wrongly.
To Gunnar Hjalmarsson and Mitsuya Shibata
I would like to have correct rendering of japanese kcharacters without
having my full system in Japanese (I'm learning Japanese, but I don't yet
Also, a solution was given to me by Kazushi on askubuntu.com there
(His answer about copying 69-language-selector-ja-jp.conf
He is, I guess, explaining well the problem.
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>
> Hi Jitsumo,
> On 2014-10-13 12:30, jitsumi at gmail.com wrote:
> > i have the following problem in ubuntu 14.04, and I am hesitating to
> > post a bug repport, but it's maybe better to ask you before.
> If we conclude that something should be fixed, a bug report is the way
> to go.
> > Default japanese font for Ubuntu 14.04 is wrong.
> It's not clear to me what you mean by "default" here.
> On a fresh non-Japanese install, the package fonts-takao-pgothic is
> available. However, so is the package fonts-droid, and since the "Droid
> Sans Fallback" font is kind of 'featured', it probably takes precedence
> over "TakaoPGothic" for rendering Japanese contents. Is that the
> situation you are talking about?
> If you install Japanese, you get fonts-takao-mincho and
> fonts-takao-gothic in addition to fonts-takao-pgothic, and when Japanese
> is the selected display language, the system is configured to use Takao
> So can you please clarify which situation you are referring to.
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson
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