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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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