[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#452137: ttf-dejavu changes the default Arabic font

Ahmad Khayyat akhayyat at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 17:52:20 UTC 2007

Subject: ttf-dejavu changes the default Arabic font
Package: ttf-dejavu
Severity: important
Tags: l10n

Whenever ttf-dejavu is installed, the default Arabic font used in
Gnome changes to a less desired font than the origianl default.
This affects all programs showing Arabic text including nautilus
(filenames, location field...), firefox/iceweasel (tab names, title
bar, webpage text with default fonts).
Once ttf-dejave is uninstalled, the default Arabic font goes back to
the original font.
I could not find a way to choose the default Arabic font to force
Gnome to use one particular font for the Arabic language.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ttf-dejavu depends on:
ii  defoma                       0.11.10-0.1 Debian Font Manager -- automatic f

ttf-dejavu recommends no packages.

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