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

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Thu Jun 14 05:13:44 UTC 2007

Quoting Denis Jacquerye (moyogo at gmail.com):
> On 6/13/07, Frans Pop <elendil at planet.nl> wrote:
> > Package: ttf-dejavu-udeb
> > Version: 2.17-1
> > Severity: wishlist
> >
> > 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.

Frans is talking about the *udeb* package for the font. A udeb is a
special Debian package meant for use by the Debian Installer. In the
case of fonts used by Debian Installer (DejaVu Sans is the general
font we use), the udeb inncludes a stripped version of the font, to
save space and memory.

Apparently we should no longer strip U+25CF from the font. Davide Viti
will take care of this.

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