[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#772687: Bug#772687: fonts-droid: fallback font is installed too early to fontconfig

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 8 14:44:55 UTC 2015

The 65-droid-sans-fallback.conf file was added for a reason a few months


As you can see it was an Ubuntu request aimed at achieving a good
experience when rendering Chinese contents in sessions with a
non-Chinese locale. Now, with the prefix number changed from 65 to 69 in
fonts-android 1:4.4.4r2-6, it no longer serves that purpose in Ubuntu,
so from an Ubuntu POV the file could as well be dropped in Debian.

We are about to release Ubuntu 15.04, and I have just proposed a
last-minute hack in the Ubuntu version of the package to get back the
intended behavior.


Suppose we should talk more about how to do with this going forward. I
have no firm opinion right now.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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