Bug 592843 - Request to add wqy-zenhei-fonts to RHEL 6.0
Summary: Request to add wqy-zenhei-fonts to RHEL 6.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Peng Wu
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-17 07:18 UTC by Peng Wu
Modified: 2010-11-10 20:16 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wqy-zenhei-fonts-0.9.45-3.el6
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 20:16:50 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
comps-rhel6-wqy-zenhei.patch (2.07 KB, patch)
2010-06-02 01:15 UTC, Jens Petersen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Peng Wu 2010-05-17 07:18:19 UTC
WenQuanYi Zen Hei is an Open Source Font for Simplified Chinese.
And the license for GPLv2 with exceptions.
As time goes, this font contains more and more glyphs, also with font glyph quality improved.

This font is the default Simplified Chinese on Fedora 13.
Please allow to add this font to RHEL 6.0 for Simplified Chinese.

Here are the font web site: http://wenq.org/.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-17 07:34:58 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2010-05-17 07:37:07 UTC
Having WQY Zenhei in RHEL6 will make it a more attractive product for Chinese, particularly in China.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2010-05-17 19:36:11 UTC
Would this be replacing an existing font? (Is there a need to ship multiple ones?)

Comment 5 Peng Wu 2010-05-18 04:41:08 UTC
Currently we use UMing/UKai for both Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
But UMing/UKai is from Traditional Chinese Community, some writing styles is not very fit for Simplified Chinese.

The WenQuanYi Project spends several years to create a modern Open Source font for Simplified Chinese. And currently this font is popular and famous in Simplified Chinese users. This font doesn't want to replace UMing or UKai, UMing/UKai is still for Traditional Chinese users, WenQuanYi just plan to be the default font on Simplified Chinese.

The WenQuanYi currently is considered as a replacement candidate for ZYSong18030 in RHEL6 Supplementary, which is a commercial font bought from ZhongYi, in order to pass GB18030 standard in China.
But WenQuanYi still have to include lots of glyphs to pass GB18030 in future, currently not pass GB18030 yet.
See: [Bug 538245] RHEL6 Supplementary: [zh_CN] need GB18030 font for Chinese Gov certification.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2010-05-31 07:40:39 UTC
Yes as pwu says idea is to use WQY Zenhei for SC and cjkuni uming for TC.

Comment 7 Peng Wu 2010-06-01 02:20:51 UTC
Import wqy-zenhei-fonts from Fedora 13 GA.

Here are the brew URL:

Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2010-06-01 04:36:27 UTC
Can you request releng to import the package to PW?

Comment 9 Peng Wu 2010-06-01 04:49:42 UTC
Set status to modified and Fixed in Version to wqy-zenhei-fonts-0.9.45-2.el6.
Request to import the package to PW.

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-01 21:43:44 UTC
Jens, can you attach a patch for comps? (Or just go ahead and commit the change.)

Comment 11 Jens Petersen 2010-06-02 01:08:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Here are the brew URL:
> https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/taskinfo?taskID=2483008    

That is a scratch build so moving back to assigned.
We need to import to cvs first and build it as normal
from there.

Bill, guess I better wait until the package is ready to pull?

Comment 12 Jens Petersen 2010-06-02 01:15:38 UTC
Created attachment 418871 [details]

This makes cjkuni default not mandatory for zh
and adds wqy-zenhei as default for zh and @fonts.

I can commit once the package is available in brew.

Comment 13 Peng Wu 2010-06-02 07:46:41 UTC
Here are new brew URL:

Comment 14 Peng Wu 2010-06-04 07:21:06 UTC
Request to import the package to PW.

Comment 15 Dennis Gregorovic 2010-06-09 21:10:30 UTC
Package imported into PW and comps change applied.

Comment 16 Peng Wu 2010-06-17 06:00:37 UTC
Request for tagging wqy-zenhei-fonts-0.9.45-3.el6 with RHEL-6.0 is sent to rel-eng.

Comment 19 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 20:16:50 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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