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Bug#853917: debian-installer: missing glyphs for Korean / broken rendering


Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> (2017-02-02):
> Source: debian-installer
> Version: 20160516
> Severity: important
> Tags: l10n
> (debian-l10n-korean@lists.debian.org in X-Debbugs-Cc for informational
> purposes; maybe someone there will find out what happened before someone
> from the installer team does.)
> Spotted by victory and mentioned on IRC: we're currently lacking support
> for Korean in the installer, since both the menu entry for Korean at the
> language selection step and later prompts are only showing the usual
> boxes for unknown glyphs. :(
> I've just tracked this down as a regression from Stretch Alpha 5 to
> Stretch Alpha 6. I'll try and investigate further in a few hours.

It's been tracked as a regression in the fonts-android package, filed as
#853921. The fix hasn't reached testing yet since it needs a unblock,
which I didn't ask because I wanted to give it more testing.

I've just successfully tested that a basic install in Japanese doesn't
suffer from any regression when switching from the version in testing to
the one in unstable, so I think it's safe to unblock/unblock-udeb it:

    unblock fonts-android/1:6.0.1r16-1.1
    unblock-udeb fonts-android/1:6.0.1r16-1.1

(This took a while since I wanted to finish an automation proof of
concept which lets me record an installation process and replay it
later with a different image; but I'm finally there…)

Adding the release team to the loop since I'm slightly reluctant to
unblocking an upload of mine (for a package that isn't maintained by
debian-boot). The (attached) source debdiff shouldn't be too scary

diff -Nru fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/changelog fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/changelog
--- fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/changelog	2016-02-14 07:47:12.000000000 +0100
+++ fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/changelog	2017-02-16 03:35:10.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
+fonts-android (1:6.0.1r16-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
+  * Non-maintainer upload.
+  * Switch from DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf to DroidSansFallback.ttf in the
+    fonts-android-udeb package, which fixes missing Korean glyphs for use
+    within the Debian Installer (Closes: #853921).
+ -- Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>  Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:35:10 +0100
 fonts-android (1:6.0.1r16-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Imported Upstream version 6.0.1r16
diff -Nru fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/fonts-android-udeb.install fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/fonts-android-udeb.install
--- fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/fonts-android-udeb.install	2016-02-14 07:47:12.000000000 +0100
+++ fonts-android-6.0.1r16/debian/fonts-android-udeb.install	2017-02-16 03:35:08.000000000 +0100
@@ -1 +1 @@
-DroidSansFallbackFull.ttf	usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid
+DroidSansFallback.ttf	usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid

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