[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#804683: josm: Please switch to fonts-noto from fonts-droid

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Fri Nov 13 05:26:38 UTC 2015

Hi Sebastiaan,

I've just added fonts team to the Cc. Since I'm not very experienced in
this matter some one from team can provide some suggestion.

Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> writes:

> Hi Vasudev,
> On 10-11-15 17:13, Bas Couwenberg wrote:
>> On 2015-11-10 16:46, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
>>> Since Android upstream stopped shipping Droid fonts and its been
>>> declared that Noto fonts will be superseding the Droid¹² we in
>>> "Debian Fonts Task Force" team decided to drop fonts-droid package.
>>> One of your package josm either
>>> Depends/Recommends/Suggests/Build-Depends on fonts-droid. I kindly
>>> request you to do the switch to fonts-noto instead.
>> The josm package uses the font-droid package in favor of the embedded
>> copies included in the JOSM source tree, I've created an issue in the
>> upstream tracker requesting them to switch to the Noto fonts too. This
>> should keep the divergence of the Debian package to a minimum.
>> I'll update JOSM package to use the Noto fonts whether or not upstream
>> decides to adopt them too.
> From the discussion in the upstream JOSM issue [0] it's become clear
> that the Noto font is not sharp as the Droid font it's meant to replace.
> In response to this concern raised by the JOSM developers I created an
> issue in the upstream noto-fonts issue tracker [1] in which I asked if
> it's possible to improve the sharpness at small font sizes.
> Do you have any suggestions how to improve the Noto font to be as sharp
> as the Droid font at small font sizes, before I raise the issue on the
> freetype-devel list as suggested in the noto-fonts issue?
> [0] https://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/12085
> [1] https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-fonts/issues/556

Dear pkg-fonts team,

Do you guys have any suggestion on the above issue mentioned by

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