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Re: Bug#701585: marked as done (general: Can't select other languages)

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Amen to this.  I care a lot about having fairly complete Unicode coverage
> in my display fonts, and I've often had to trawl through aptitude to try
> to guess at which font packages I need to install just to, for example,
> see the front page of Wikipedia without annoying empty squares.
> These may actually be covered by fonts in Debian, but I don't know how to
> find them.

When we finally implement DEP-11, we will have the means to implement
automatic font installation based on needed characters. Hopefully for
jessie we will be able to catch up with Fedora, who have had this for
a while now:


In the meantime, I might have a look at implementing something for the
Debian fonts review based on the available language information:


There is some info about Unicode coverage in Debian on this wiki page,
at one point we had all of Unicode except Chinese (which has many
thousands of characters) but Unicode moved on since then.




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