Bug 2093080 - Default fonts for Arabic do not match the font packages list
Summary: Default fonts for Arabic do not match the font packages list
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fontconfig
Version: 36
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Akira TAGOH
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: openqa
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Reported: 2022-06-02 21:33 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2022-09-02 16:58 UTC (History)
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Description Adam Williamson 2022-06-02 21:33:03 UTC
There's a test case:


which requires checking the default fonts for various languages against a list, http://tagoh.fedorapeople.org/fonts/fc-test.sh .

The current default fonts for Arabic installs do not match the list. The list states sans should be DejaVu Sans, serif should be FreeSerif or MPH 2B Damase, and mono should be DejaVu Sans Mono. These may have been changed recently, as our openQA reference text file expects them to be Noto Naskh Arabic (for both sans and serif?) and PakType Naskh Basic for mono.

In any case, what we actually see doesn't match either the list or the openQA reference file. We see "Noto Sans Arabic" and "PakType Naqsh" in the output from the test, I think for serif (yes really) and monospace respectively.

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2022-06-03 16:29:40 UTC
This is the actual output we get, for sans, serif and monospace respectively:

NotoSansArabic-VF.ttf: "Noto Sans Arabic" "Regular"
NotoNaskhArabic-VF.ttf: "Noto Naskh Arabic" "Regular"
PakTypeNaqsh.ttf: "PakType Naqsh" "Regular"

That doesn't match anything I can see in the list. I gave the wrong link for the list, sorry - it's https://tagoh.fedorapeople.org/fonts/fedora-current-defaultfonts.html .

Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2022-06-06 07:07:25 UTC
Apparently that testcase is outdated. the latest one would be https://tagoh.fedorapeople.org/fonts/status/36.html though, it isn't reflected packages from langpacks. I'm updating the list for other purpose. sorry for inconvenience.

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