[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#714436: Bug#714436: Bug#714436: Only three Hangul glyphs in it
bubulle at debian.org
Sat Oct 18 08:39:11 UTC 2014
Quoting Changwoo Ryu (cwryu at debian.org):
> 2014-05-10 21:29 GMT+09:00 Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>:
> > Hi Changwoo (or is that your family name? I aimed for "first" name),
> Mostly shorter one is the Korean family name and the other is give
> name. Yes, Changwoo is my given name.
> >> IMO simple solution is just to copy&paste Hangul glyphs from another
> >> DroidSansFallback file to DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf. Simple
> >> python-fontforge script can do the job. It will modify font file but I
> >> think it's better than increasing package size and messing with
> >> fontconfig configs. Opinions?
> > Best is, I believe, to try collaborate upstream on such improvements, as
> > else we will effectively create a fork of the font which is generally
> > bad for the FLOSS eco system.
> > If you find it more comfortable to work only with Debian on this, then
> > perhaps you could try put together the script that you envision and
> > share it as a patch to this bugreport, and others can then pass that
> > upstream for their consideration.
> In my years of Debian development, I have almost always worked with
> upstream and I think you are right in general.
> But in this specific case, working with upstream won't work. These
> Hangul glyphs have been removed with clear reason; because they are
> replaced by NanumGothic font in Android. What could AOSP do on this?
> We can't expect them to restore the Hangul glyphs or to begin
> maintaining general font file for non-Android use.
> My idea is to copy Hangul glyphs from DroidSansFallback.ttf to
> installed DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf during package building. It's not
> about modifying the font data directly.
Coming back to this issue...
I'm still not comfortable about modifying upstream files, even simply
as you suggest.
As I'm currently working to fix #762296, the two DroidSansFallback.ttf
and DroidSansFallbackLegacy.ttf files will no longer be in fontconfig
Still, people can manually tweak their configuration to use them (and
therefore better display Hangul characters....but it seems that just
installing fonts-nanum better does the job.
So, shouldn't just fonts-droid Recommend fonts-nanum ?
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