[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#911705: Bug#911705: #911705 [l10n|gu] debian-installer: fonts broken for Gujarati

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Tue Dec 4 21:37:34 GMT 2018

[cc'ing debian-in and bug, assuming they fell out accidentally]

Quoting Holger Wansing (2018-12-04 21:14:17)
> Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk> wrote:
> > Quoting Holger Wansing (2018-12-03 05:41:17)
> > > > You want me to add Noto Sans Gujarati to the udeb?
> > > 
> > > I would prefer to have such udeb only locally here first, since 
> > > that would only be a first attempt. Maybe you can sent it to this 
> > > bug, rather than committing it to git?
> > 
> > Turns out fonts-noto already ship a udeb with fonts not currently 
> > used in debian-installer.  I now updated and tightened the package: 
> > Please use officially released fonts-noto-unhinted-udeb 20181130-1 
> > available (soon if not already when you read this) in unstable.
> > 
> > @Holger: Can you provide screenshots not only with Noto Sans 
> > Gujarathi but also Noto Sans Gujarathi UI and Noto Serif Gujarathi?  
> > Then we can have Kartik and/or other native Gujarathi readers judge 
> > which is more suitable (and if any are similar/better than older 
> > font use).
> That sounds great. I will try to get that built for testing.
> BTW: what's the correct way to find the value for the font name, that 
> I need to insert in the gtk-set-font script?
> I first started with "Noto Sans Gujarati" on Sunday, and now I see you 
> write "Noto Sans Gujarathi" (note the h near the end). In source code 
> I find many occurrences without the spaces (like 
> "NotoSansGujaratiUI-Regular.ttf"), but that does not fit apparently?
> How can I find out the correct "font names" to use?

I commonly do this:

  exiftool /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/NotoSansGujarati-Regular.ttf

exiftool is included with Debian package libimage-exiftool-perl.

More common way is something like this:

  fc-list | grep Guja

Bot methods confirm that I was wrong: There is no "h" in Gujarati.

 - Jonas

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