[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#750884: Bug#750884: Pending fixes for bugs in the fonts-android package

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 17 19:56:23 UTC 2014

2014-06-17 21:18, Fabian Greffrath skrev:
> Am Dienstag, den 17.06.2014, 18:33 +0200 schrieb Gunnar Hjalmarsson: 
>> The recipe gives higher precedence to Droid Sans globally if fonts-droid
> It's Droid Sand *Fallback*.
>> is installed, in the same manner as 64-wqy-zenhei.conf gives higher
>> precedence to Zen Hei globally if fonts-wqy-zenhei is installed. So it
>> alters the default fontconfig order, but that order can be changed via
>> language specific recipes. For instance, in Ubuntu we make Takao fonts
>> be preferred in case of a Japanese locale.
> Yes, but actually it *isn't* changed by a language-specific recipe, it
> just applies globally. With the installation of the fonts-droid package,
> Droid Sand Fallback will become the *prefered* sans-serif and monospace
> font for all languages, that simply cannot be right. Or am I wrong?

Hopefully you are.

fonts-droid including this recipe is shipped to everyone using Ubuntu
14.04, which was released in April. If it was as bad as you imply, we
would have been buried in bug reports by now, but we aren't.

You may want to study the background in the related Ubuntu bug:

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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