Bug 392221 - vfontmap points to old sazanami mincho/gothic location
Summary: vfontmap points to old sazanami mincho/gothic location
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-20 13:28 UTC by Takanori MATSUURA
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:17:36 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
diff. of vfontmap (2.50 KB, patch)
2007-11-20 13:28 UTC, Takanori MATSUURA
no flags Details | Diff
more vfontmap update (1005 bytes, patch)
2007-11-21 06:55 UTC, CHIKAMA Masaki
no flags Details | Diff

Description Takanori MATSUURA 2007-11-20 13:28:56 UTC
The sazanami mincho and sazanami gothic fonts are now located to
/usr/share/fonts/sazanami-fonts-mincho and
/usr/share/fonts/sazanami-fonts-gothic respectively. So vfontmap file should be

Comment 1 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-11-20 13:28:56 UTC
Created attachment 264901 [details]
diff. of vfontmap

Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2007-11-20 14:47:12 UTC
Fixed in rawhide for now. Thanks!

Comment 3 CHIKAMA Masaki 2007-11-21 06:55:49 UTC
Created attachment 265711 [details]
more vfontmap update

update for chinese and korean font path

Comment 4 CHIKAMA Masaki 2007-11-21 06:57:54 UTC
Ugh... lost comment.

There is the same problem for Chinese and Korean font, isn't it?

Comment 5 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-11-21 07:11:47 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
Yes. You are right.

Jindrich, Could you also apply the attachment 265711 [details] for Chinese and Korean font

Comment 6 Jindrich Novy 2007-11-21 10:40:33 UTC
Ok, I updated the Chinese/Korean font paths as well in rawhide. Thanks again :)

Comment 7 CHIKAMA Masaki 2007-11-22 02:13:21 UTC
The sazanami fonts are now provided by sazanami-fonts-{gothic|mincho}
packages, but tetex-xdvi sub package only requires fonts-japanese package.
(... Chinese/Korean ?)

How should we handle this?
Simply add "Requires" ?

Moreover, /usr/share/ghostscript/conf.d/cidfmap.ja is provided by fonts-japanese
but the sazanami fonts described in are not provided by it.

Should I file a new bug ? Should we discuss about this somewhere ?

Comment 8 Jindrich Novy 2007-11-22 13:04:14 UTC
Masaki, yes, it looks like a bug to me that the sazanami fonts are missing from
fonts-japanese package. If not, you will at least learn why not, so it's
definitely worth filing a bug against fonts-japanese. Feel free to Cc me in case
you think it could affect tetex packaging.

General practise is to not to strictly require bits that are not required for
the essential package functionality to reduce dependency bloat. Note that tetex
doesn't Require: fonts-japanese and assumes user demanding functional japanese
support will additionally install fonts-japanese. The same situation is the
chinese support.

It's not ideal, but as far as I know, rpm still doesn't support soft "Suggests:"
dependencies which should be used to handle exactly these cases.

Comment 9 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-11-22 13:24:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Moreover, /usr/share/ghostscript/conf.d/cidfmap.ja is provided by fonts-japanese
> but the sazanami fonts described in are not provided by it.
> Should I file a new bug ? Should we discuss about this somewhere ?

[root@dhcp158 ~]# rpm -q fonts-japanese
[root@dhcp158 ~]# rpm -q --requires fonts-japanese
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
rpmlib(VersionedDependencies) <= 3.0.3-1

Comment 10 CHIKAMA Masaki 2007-11-22 14:15:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
Thank you. I'm wrong.
Then the fonts-japanese always provide default Gothic and 
Mincho fonts, and current default is sazanami. 
If default changes, it also changes related files in fonts-japanese package.
Is my understanding correct?

Comment 11 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-11-22 15:11:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> (In reply to comment #9)
> If default changes, it also changes related files in fonts-japanese package.
> Is my understanding correct?

Comment 12 CHIKAMA Masaki 2007-12-11 13:21:45 UTC
How about moving vfontmap file to fonts-japanese package ?

Thanks to grate efforts of maintainers, Japanese Fedora user
can have a special support of Japanese TeX.
But how about Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnam ?
I suppose they are using their own domestic TeX packages
which are not yet merged in Fedora.
Even if tetex (and texlive) package includes vfontmap 
which has Chinese and Korean font path, no one use it.

I also think that current Japanese TeX support is a temporal
solution for TeX i18n. There are some effort to add UTF8 support
to ptex, but they are experimental and will not be main stream
because it is only adding "Japanese UTF8"(or limited C and K)

Of course, current Japanese TeX support is good and I have no objection.

Comment 13 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-12-12 01:39:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #12)
> How about moving vfontmap file to fonts-japanese package ?

I don't think vfontmap file have to move to fonts-japanese. The file is required
only by pxdvi now and the file also have information other than Japanese.

xdvi-jp cleanup project (http://xdvi.sourceforge.jp/index.en.html) seems to have
a plan to change the tratment of vfontmap to be more generalized (or share to
cid-x.map in dvipdfmx) and to change the file name. So I think the best solution
now is "keep vfontmap as is".

> Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnam
> UTF-8 support

I don't know about the localization in Chinese, Korean, Thai and Vietnam. Are
they interested in adding their language support to Fedora texlive? If so, they
should prepare the reference implementation and propose to this bugzilla.

I work for pTeX support for Fedora TeXLive as I want to be happy and some users
may also be happy. I have proposed the reference implementation and Jindrich has
kindly accepted it.

Of cource I know some examinations to support UTF-8 in pTeX. But they are now in
"work in progress" or "experimental" stage. We should balance stability with
adventure. But I'm interested in them.

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