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Re: pruning the fonts list

Nicolas Mailhot さんは書きました:
3. fonts-japanese is probably not 100% necessary when VLGothic is

Right. It is only pulled in by @japanese-support, but should be installed for Japanese installs I think.

4. drop culmus — DejaVu full includes Hebrew no one complained of during
the F9 cycle, so no need to keep a separate Hebrew font on a
space-constrained media

Ditto for @hebrew-support.

5. Have the Arabic l10n group choose between kacst and paktype

Hmm they are currently both default in the @fonts group.

6. Have the Indic l10n group sort the huge number of indic fonts,
keeping only one package per script (sarai, lohit, smc, samyak)

The Indic fonts are pretty small. I think mostly Lohit is preferred, except for Malayalam (smc, which is not yet in comps). Again sarai and samyak are optional in @fonts.

7. Have the Chinese l10n group choose between cjkunifonts-uming and

We already have this in @fonts, and should not make this choice for @chinese-support.

8. add dejavu-fonts-experimental — you *really* want the distro default
fonts to have a complete face set, a lot of users will notice and
complain otherwise

Agreed.  This is also already default in @fonts.

I'm afraid most wins are in 3. 5. 6. & 7., and they depend on l10n
groups telling us their wishes, which unfortunately has not happened a
lot so far. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Fonts/Triaging/L10N
remains terribly incomplete.

So basically just following the current defaults in @fonts will give you nearly everything you want already. And that is my suggestion: use @fonts for this, not the language support groups which should be considered optional.


Jens Petersen
I18n Engineering, Team Lead
Red Hat

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