[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#737105: Bug#737105: fonts-droid: missing some .ttf files

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Feb 3 05:52:11 UTC 2014

Dear Hideki,

sorry for not making myself clear.

Am Sonntag, den 02.02.2014, 01:13 +0900 schrieb Hideki Yamane: 
>  Really? It seems that upstream still provides those droid fonts for
>  Android 4.4.2r1 as https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/master/data/fonts/
>  (DroidSansArabic.ttf, DroidSansFallback.ttf, etc...)

What I meant to say is: Please do not add font files to the
src:fonts-android source package that are not part of the Android GIT
checkout (anymore). It is currently not reproducible how our Debian
source package was composed and that already led to confusion in
#733077. I believe, on the other hand, that it is safe to install font
files into the fonts-droid binary package that are already part of the
source package and thus still part of the Android GIT checkout.

However, some (not all) of the fonts you mentioned in your original
report (namely DroidSansDevanagari-Regular.ttf, DroidSansTamil-Bold.ttf,
DroidSansTamil-Regular.ttf, DroidSansThai.ttf) have been removed from
the Android sources on purpose and were added to the Noto font family
instead. Please don't add them back! I just realize that the link to the
corresponding commit in my first comment was wrong, the right one is:


So, sorry for all the confusion.

Best regards,

- Fabian

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