Quoting Alexander Reichle-Schmehl (email@example.com): > Just for clarification: My babelbox did _not_ install the full desktop task, > but only some packages (gdm3, gnome-session, gnome-icon-teme, desktop-base to > be precise). > > And indeed, if I change the pressed configuration to install the full dekstop > task, all three languages work without problems. Is that the expected / > intended behaviour? (Why did it work with Hindi then?) Yes, this is the intended behaviour. When a language needs a font, that font is pulled by <language>-desktop task, which is itself pulled by the desktop task. Hindi, strangely (and wrongly) includes ttf-devanagari-fonts in the *hindi* task, not hindi-desktop. It means that anyone installing a system, even without any desktop, in Hindi, will end up with that font installed. So, even though this is fortunate for the Babelbox, this is incorrect and thus a bug in tasksel. Indeed, babelbox installs should include the entire set of fonts that are needed by the languages we support in D-I. And I should fix tasksel so that it doesn't install ttf-devanagari-fonts as part of the hindi task but as part of hindi-desktop.
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