Bug#607802: fontconfig-config: Additional information for suggested fix

Johannes Choo jhanschoo at gmail.com
Tue May 29 21:10:08 BST 2018

Package: fontconfig-config
Version: 2.13.0-5
Followup-For: Bug #607802

Dear Maintainer,

I have encountered the same problem, and am able to provide sufficient information for a quick fix.

Han character fonts in Linux generally fall in three styles; an woodblock style, a sans-serif style, and a brush style. The woodblock style is typically considered the serif analogue, while the brush style should be considered handwriting, or cursive.

In addition to the first reporter, there exist fonts categorized as serif that should not be categorized as such.

Here are the offending lines that should be deleted, which should suffice for a fix:

Under <family>serif</family>,

    <family>WenQuanYi Zen Hei</family> <!-- han (zh-cn,zh-tw) -->
    <family>AR PL Zenkai Uni</family>

Under <family>sans-serif</family>,

    <family>WenQuanYi Bitmap Song</family> <!-- han (zh-cn,zh-tw) -->
    <family>AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni</family> <!--han (ja,zh-cn,zh-tw) -->
    <family>AR PL New Sung</family> <!-- han (zh-cn,zh-tw) -->
    <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
    <family>AR PL KaitiM Big5</family>
    <family>AR PL ShanHeiSun Uni</family>
    <family>AR PL SungtiL GB</family>
    <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
    <family>ZYSong18030</family> <!-- han (zh-cn,zh-tw) -->


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.16.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages fontconfig-config depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.66
ii  fonts-dejavu-core      2.37-1
ii  fonts-liberation       1:1.07.4-6
ii  ucf                    3.0038

fontconfig-config recommends no packages.

fontconfig-config suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
  fontconfig/subpixel_rendering: Automatic
  fontconfig/enable_bitmaps: false
  fontconfig/hinting_style: hintslight
  fontconfig/hinting_type: Native

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