Feedback on preferred fonts for the LiveCD

David Planella david.planella at
Fri Feb 12 12:25:42 GMT 2010

Hi translators,

As you know, while trying to offer a better experience for users in all
languages and trying to balance that with features, we are faced with
the fact that the space on the Live CD is limited.

Fonts in particular take a lot of space, and we'd like to reduce that to
the minimum necessary in order to have a reduced set to correctly
display all languages. These will then be collected in an
'ubuntu-desktop-fonts' package.

This will only be for the Live CD. In an installation with network
connectivity all required font packages, writing aids, etc. will be
downloaded and installed as usual. This will also not yet solve the
issue whereby only a few languages are included on the CD, but will free
some more space on it and avoid duplication.

Arne Götje has started a wiki page to collect feedback on this, and I'd
like to ask you to add the information for your particular
language/script combination and complete the tables at:

Here's how you can do it:

     1. Look for your language/script on the list. If it does not fall
        in any of the existing categories, you can just add it
             A. If the current font for basic display of messages is
                correct, simply add an "OK" note to the Remarks column.
             B. If not, please suggest a better font (a maximum of two,
                in order of preference) and add a note on the Remarks
                column as well
     2. That's it! If you've got any questions, feel free to ask them on
        this list.

If this is too technical for you, or you are not used to deal with
fonts, feel free to contact someone knowledgeable on fonts in your local
community to help us complete the info.



P.S. Additionally, I might individually contact some of the local team
coordinators to get some more feedback on particular languages.

David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator

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