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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#862276: fonts-noto-cjk: I recommend spliting fonts-noto-cjk to make it become targeted and flexible

17-05-11 15:51 GMT+08:00 Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@jones.dk>:
> Quoting Gregor Riepl (2017-05-11 08:13:51)
>> > I am a debian user and frome china mainland.Baeutiful fonts are too
>> > less in debian.But noto font is a good choice.However I find noto
>> > fonts are too large in debian software repository,more than
>> > 100MB.And I find it include Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
>> > Korean and Japanese. But as a chinese, I hardlyever use Korean and
>> > Japanese.I believe most Korean and Japanese also need native
>> > language only.I suggest spliting this package named
>> > fonts-noto-cjk,and seperate package Simplified Chinese, Traditional
>> > Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It can reduce the package size,and
>> > more targeted, flexible, according to the need to install the
>> > required fonts.
>> I'm not sure if splitting up the .ttc files would reduce their size
>> significantly.
>> As you may know, these languages share a good deal of common glyphs,
>> at least as far as the standardised character sets go.
>> For example, while the character 气 has a different Simplified
>> Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese form, others like 木 are
>> exactly the same. So, if you cut off the language (or region) specific
>> characters, you would end up with a somewhat smaller file, but not by
>> much, since the resulting fonts would still have to contain the shared
>> glyphs. And if you (for whatever reason) need the complete CJK set,
>> you would have to install fonts with significant overlap.
>> The only benefit may possibly come from splitting off the Hangeul set,
>> but I wonder if it's really worth the effort.
>> Perhaps it may make more sense to separate the different font styles.
> Please note that "the effort" only involves picking the fonts to package
> - the separation into regions is done already upstream.  According to
> their chart (which we may not agree with) the location-specific fonts
> are recommended for Linux: http://www.google.com/get/noto/help/cjk/

The version in repo has already switched to separate font files.
Current problem should be whether we should split the source package
into multiple binary packages or not.

Boyuan Yang

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