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Bug 229449 - install all fonts by default on desktop
install all fonts by default on desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2007-02-21 01:41 EST by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2013-01-09 20:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-22 22:45:59 EST
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Description Jens Petersen 2007-02-21 01:41:24 EST
Description of problem:
It would be good to install as many fonts as possible for wider
default unicode coverage on installation.  Major Desktop OS's
have done this for a while.  Users should not have to install fonts
that we ship to display unknown glyphs in their browser, etc,
it should Just Work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core in English
2. visit a page with some Asian text or look at the gdm language menu
Actual results:
2. missing glyph boxes

Expected results:
2. should display the glyphs with our fonts

Additional info:
There is only one known problem: Unicode Han unification of Japanese and
Chinese glyphs, means that prioritization according to locale in
fontconfig will be necessary.  Probably need to open another bug for that.
(A workaround for that could be to not install fonts-japanese for
Chinese users for now, since it overrides the Chinese font currently iirc.)
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2007-02-22 22:45:59 EST
Hrm, there are a LOT of fonts that require a bunch of other packages.  This
could bloat the install quite a lot.  I think we could make it easier to add
fonts after the fact, but not sure I like the idea of installing them all by

That said, this discussion should be on fedora-devel-list, not in a bugzilla.

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