[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#428747: ttf-dejavu-udeb: Please add unicode char 25CF to DejaVuSans

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Thu Jun 14 05:59:08 UTC 2007

tags 428747 + patch

On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 02:54:02AM +0200, Denis Jacquerye wrote:
> >Apparently someone has decided a password dialog should no longer print
> >simple asterisks, but to use unicode character 25CF (a black round
> >bullet) instead.
> >
> >Please add this character for the DejaVuSans font. It should not be needed
> >to add it to any other fonts.
> U+25CF has been in DejaVu Sans since version 2.2. It is also in DejaVu
> Serif and DejaVu Sans Mono.

The problem is that the glyph belongs to a range which has been stripped away of the 
udeb; the following patch should fix the problem.
I can prepare an updated package ASAP if needed.


Index: scripts/generate-udeb.sh
--- scripts/generate-udeb.sh    (revision 310)
+++ scripts/generate-udeb.sh    (working copy)
@@ -20,7 +20,6 @@
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2150:u218f" # Number Forms
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2190:u21ff" # Arrows
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2200:u24FF" # Mathematical, Techical, Control, OCR
-STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2580:u25FF" # Block elements, Geometric Shapes
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2600:u26FF" # Miscellaneous Symbols
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u2700:u27EF" # Dingbats, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A
 STRIP_RANGES="$STRIP_RANGES u27F0:u27FF" # Supplemental Arrows-A
zino at slurpy:~/dejavu/alioth/ttf-dejavu/trunk/debian$
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