[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#645354: Bug#645354: Bug#645354: ttf-nanum: contained fontconfig setting files force to make it default font

Changwoo Ryu cwryu at debian.org
Sat Oct 15 00:44:12 UTC 2011

2011-10-15 (토), 01:07 +0100, Paul Sladen:
> On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Changwoo Ryu wrote:
> > 2011-10-14 (금), 15:19 -0400, Scott Moser:
> > > Package: ttf-nanum  (http://pad.lv/835304).
> > > Jinkyu Yi submitted the following fix to Ubuntu.
> > That "fix" will break default Debian desktop in Korean language.
> Not everything can be the one true default without regard to others.  
> Fonts that install themselves as such can cause issues:

This setting doesn't force default. It just adds Korean specific
defaults to fontconfig when installed. Users still can customize their

And actually there's no other choice. Nanum fonts are currently the only
Korean DFSG free + reasonable quality + non decorative + maintained

Ubuntu reported this because Ubuntu has the duplicated settings, not
because Ubuntu users don't like this default.

>   "Microsoft Sans Serif maps to Thai font even on european setups"
>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thaifonts-scalable/+bug/539008

And this setting doesn't change other languages.

> > This is an ugly way. … But I strongly disagree with such a way;
> Can you offer Scott et al guidance on a more idea solution?

It's simple. Make changes upstream, fontconfig in this case. Don't
change Debian based on Ubuntu defaults.

Changwoo Ryu <cwryu at debian.org>
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