[Pkg-fonts-devel] fontconfig setting per font pacakges

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Fri Dec 25 03:04:26 UTC 2009


 About fontconfig setting with font packages.

 Now we have CJK fontconfig setting with /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-nonlatin.conf
 but it is not flexible and sometimes harmful for users, especially for 
 Chinese users (by default, Japanese font setting will override Chinese one).

 In fedora, they say font packages include their fontconfig setting and we
 should move from "Centralized" setting to "non-centralized" setting, - it means 
 "per font" setting basis.

 So, if fontconfig upstream would drop 65-nonlatin.conf, font packages, at least
 CJK font, should include their fontconfig setting within those.

 About this discussion, see http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20911
 I think per-font setting is good but not enough.
 We should provide system wide setting like language-selector in Ubuntu, too.
 It not, we would see ugly mixed fonts in applications.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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