Update cantarell font in 16.04 repo

Jonatan H. Zeidler jonatan_zeidler at gmx.de
Tue Jun 21 07:46:42 UTC 2016

Thanks to Marius and Jeremy for the explanation. If I find the time to 
do the paperwork, I will look into it. Now I have to focus on the 
European Championship ;)


Am 21.06.2016 um 08:00 schrieb Marius Gedminas:
> 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

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