[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#974150: Bug#974150: Noto Mono looks completely different after upgrade

Steinar H. Gunderson sesse at debian.org
Tue Nov 10 20:15:42 GMT 2020

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 08:34:10PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Would you still find it relevant to pin the old font even if the new one 
> works but simply uses different visual style?

Yes. I find the new one fairly unreadable as a terminal font.

> Source for Debian package is https://github.com/googlefonts/noto-fonts/ 
> - but interestingly, the NotoMono fonts was renamed just 2 days after 
> our latest snapshot - with a totally unrevealing commit message of 
> "Published NotoTraditionalNushu hinted and unhinted static instances":
> https://github.com/googlefonts/noto-fonts/commit/1eda585
> Seems Google changed their mind regarding the reuse of font name, and we 
> can go back to keeping the old legacy font alive...

It sounds they simply messed up the naming when uploading Noto Sans Mono,
and fixed it in that commit.

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