[ubuntu-ko] Default fonts for Korean

Keechang Kim keechang.kim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 07:09:19 UTC 2017

Dear Gunnar,

Thanks for the message.

I have applied the fonfiguration file which you suggeted. And the result is
satisfying. The issues I reported in my earlier message somehow
disappeared. I also believe that it is now a good time to migrate to Noto
Sans CJK for Korean language environment.



On 30 October 2017 at 22:01, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi Keechang,
> So far I have got contradictory responses. Some want to do it now, some
> want to wait.
> On 2017-10-30 13:17, Keechang Kim wrote:
>> I have tested Noto Sans CJK just a little bit since receiving your
>> email. Compared to Nanum (which renders Korean glyphs quite
>> satisfactorily without autohinting), Noto Sans CJK Korean glyphs show
>> up on my screen in a somewhat blurry manner.
> When testing initially with Noto for Japanese, there was some rendering
> issue, but it was dealt with using this configuration file:
> https://launchpadlibrarian.net/340245170/69-language-selector-ja.conf
> So it might be possible to find a similar fix for Korean too.
> Chromium also seems to have some issues with Noto Sans KR.
> Can you elaborate on which those issues are? Are you using the
> fonts-noto-cjk package when testing, or did you install Noto fonts in some
> other way? (I'm asking because there was an issue with Chrome/Chromium for
> Chinese in 16.04, and it was resolved through a package change.)
> I believe that the decision to switch to Noto Sans CJK for Korean
>> environment would require a more extensive testing and more
>> substantial user feedback. I would recommend postponing the decision
>> to a future release rather than the next release.
> Now is an ideal time to do it in a sense. Next release, 18.04, is an LTS,
> and we are in the beginning of the development cycle.
> So if we'd accomplish the change now, we'd have several months for
> testing, fixing and evaluating. And if we fail to make Noto fonts look good
> for Korean, we can revert to Nanum before the release of 18.04.
> Would that be a reasonable way to deal with it?
> --
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson
> https://launchpad.net/~gunnarhj
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