Un-asked-for-language support

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 25 00:28:36 UTC 2009

On 11/25/2009 05:53 AM, Jim Haynes wrote:
> Here is at least a partial list of language material that got installed
> unnecessarily and unwantedly when I installed F12 on a plain laptop.
> bunch of packages names starting with m17n
> bunch of packages names starting with kacst
> packages names starting with un-core
> package names containing hangul, Canna, pinyin
> cjkuni-uming-fonts
> jomolhari-fonts
> khmeros-base-fonts  khmeros-fonts-common
> abyssinica-fonts
> paktype-tehreer-fonts   sinc-meera-fonts
> Almost none of these have any dependencies requiring
> their presence.  Would someone please investigate why all
> these get installed by default with recent distributions?

It is installed by default to provide the broadest possible locale
support out of the box. For users of these locales, doing it
post-installation is often difficult.


More information about the fedora-test-list mailing list