Bug#837926: debian-installer: please use fonts-noto-hinted to display the Sinhala script
Quoting Harshula (2016-11-17 14:58:33)
> On 19/09/16 02:07, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>> I'd be happy to do this, however the fonts-noto-hinted-udeb package
>> is 5 megabytes in size while the former fonts-lklug-sinhala-udeb
>> package is only 67kilobytes.
>> Size is somehow constrained in Debian Installer, so I'd prefer
>> getting more input and advice before replacing
>> fonts-lklug-sinhala-udeb byt fonts-notohinted-udeb in D-I
> Perhaps the Noto maintainers might consider splitting Noto into script
> based debs. IIRC, that's what was done in Fedora.
I'd be happy to improve the usefulnes of the Noto package(s), but will
need more guidance.
I suspect easiest approach would be for debian-installer to use Noto
generally - i.e. replace not only the font for Sinhala but (I guess) a
larger range of region-specific fonts.
If debian-installer installs locale-specific fonts only when needed, or
there are reasons to not shift generally to Noto, then indeed there is a
benefit in creating udeb packages for smaller regions.
I can create a udeb specifically for Sinhala. Or I can create a udeb
for each single font part of the Noto deb. What do the debian-installer
team consider useful?
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