Update cantarell font in 16.04 repo

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Tue Jun 21 06:00:17 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:39:39AM +0200, Jonatan H. Zeidler wrote:
> I hope this is the right place for this request. There is an annoying bug in
> the Ubuntu GNOME default font Cantarell (package fonts-cantarell, version
> 0.0.21-1) that effects various letters. One of them is the Ü, which is
> important in German. The issue is solved in the 16.10 repo (0.0.24-1).

The procedure for updating Ubuntu packages in released versions is
called SRU and is described here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates.

It requires boring paperwork (filing bugs on Launchpad, testing updated
packages), so it's best done by someone who really wants the bug to be
fixed (e.g. you ;).

> As Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 is a LTS version that is going to be used for years I
> suggest to put the never version that is already in the 16.10 into the 16.04
> repo, if possible. I consider this kind of critical for German users. Here
> you can find the bug report:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=767604

It's very good to know it's already fixed in 16.10 (that's a requirement
before asking for a SRU)!

Marius Gedminas
To stay awake all night adds a day to your life.
		-- Stilgar (Frank Herbert _Children_of_Dune_)
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