[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#750884: Extra fontconfig recipe for fonts-droid

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Sun Jun 8 03:45:06 UTC 2014

Package: fonts-android

In Ubuntu 14.04 we replaced Zen Hei with Droid Sans as the default font
for rendering Chinese content. In case of a Chinese locale, we make sure
that Droid Sans is used via 'binding="strong"' in distro specific lang
guarded fontconfig recipes.

In case of an English locale, we found that AR PL UKai or AR PL UMing
took precedence over Droid Sans when fonts-arphic-ukai and
fonts-arphic-uming were installed (which they are in Ubuntu for Chinese
users). This was not considered a desired behavior, and to fix it we
patched fonts-android 1:4.3-3 so that fonts-droid installs an extra
fontconfig recipe.


The recipe is similar to 64-wqy-zenhei.conf, which previously gave
sufficient precedence to Zen Hei.

The related Ubuntu bug is https://launchpad.net/bugs/1227034

I forward our solution in the hope that you will find it appropriate to
apply upstream, and with that get Debian and Ubuntu back in sync.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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