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

Holger Wansing hwansing at mailbox.org
Fri Dec 7 07:46:37 GMT 2018


Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk> wrote:
> 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 
> > them?)
> > 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 
> https://fontinfo.opensuse.org/fonts/NotoSansGujaratiRegular.html and 
> https://fontinfo.opensuse.org/fonts/NotoSerifGujaratiRegular.html which 
> (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).

At the moment there is no need for such packaging work, I assume.
There is something going wrong with my font selection patch in
rootskel-gtk, it has no effect at all. Don't know what I am doing wrong.
No matter which variant of
         FONT_NAME="Noto Sans Gujarati"
         FONT_NAME="Noto Sans Gujarati UI"
         FONT_NAME="Noto Serif Gujarati"
I use, the used font is always the same.


Holger Wansing <hwansing at mailbox.org>
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