[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#862276: fonts-noto-cjk: I recommend spliting fonts-noto-cjk to make it become targeted and flexible

ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬) czchen at debian.org
Fri May 12 16:13:53 UTC 2017

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 09:51:19AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Please note that "the effort" only involves picking the fonts to package 
> - the separation into regions is done already upstream.  According to 
> their chart (which we may not agree with) the location-specific fonts 
> are recommended for Linux: http://www.google.com/get/noto/help/cjk/

Debian supports Super OTC, we use OTC now is because of Chromium

The size can be reduce if we use region specific fonts and not all
regions are installed. For example:

* NotoSansCJK-Regular.ttc 18 M

* NotoSansJP-Regular.otf 4.3 M
* NotoSansKR-Regular.otf 4.4 M
* NotoSansSC-Regular.otf 8 M
* NotoSansTC-Regular.otf 5.4M

If all regions are installed, the file size is actually larger than
single font. I am not sure installing multi-regions font is a common
case or not.

As for sperate package by font style as suggested in #823374, I think we
can consider to do it because the package size is doubled due to Noto
Serif CJK, and people might not need every style in most of the use

ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬) czchen@{czchen,debian}.org
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