[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#911705: Bug#911705: #911705 [l10n|gu] debian-installer: fonts broken for Gujarati
jonas at jones.dk
Wed Dec 5 21:57:51 GMT 2018
Quoting Holger Wansing (2018-12-05 21:49:04)
> Hi Jonas,
> Holger Wansing <hwansing at mailbox.org> wrote:
> > Yeah, I built a test image with this, and as it seems Gujarati is
> > back! :-) (no TOFU signs anymore, but promissing looking glyphs)
> > I will provide screenshots soon, to give possibility to compare the
> > results.
> So, here's a first bunch of screenshots, just to show that there seems
> to be no difference between the three fonts "Noto Sans Gujarati",
> "Noto Sans Gujarati UI" and "Noto Serif Gujarati".
> Is this correct? I suspect not ...
> (Or are the differences between the fonts so small, that I don't see
> I used these three different lines to set the font for Gujarati:
> FONT_NAME="Noto Sans Gujarati"
> FONT_NAME="Noto Sans Gujarati UI"
> FONT_NAME="Noto Serif Gujarati"
The UI variant is likely irrelevant: It is a font optimized for use in
UI elements like menus where uniform height has higher priority than
whatever is the normal spacing dynamic in regular texts.
A quick search for samples led me to
(especially when zoomed in and comparing the largest samples) show
slight difference e.g. in the "middle" glyf (to me looking like an
elefant at a lake with a candle on its head...)
Which is best I cannot tell. Kartik, we need your input :-)
> There is also a screenshot from Stretch, which shows the font for
> Gujarati from the ttf-freefont package, which looks more bold.
> Can I also have a bold variant to show to the proofreaders?
Seems the bold variant is already there (looks to me like the subject
line is written in bold).
If you are asking for a stronger bold, then... yes you can have that as
well: Currently only main weights (Regular, Bold) are packaged, and
Gujarati Serif (but not Gujarati Sans) has more variants (ExtraLignt,
Light, Thin, Medium, ExtraBold, Black). Tell me if needed, else I
perfer to prioritize other tasks than packaging those (as I prefer to
package it all at once - across all regions, not only Gujarati).
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