> 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/ You are right, this is actually the case. I didn't check on Google's font page before, I just wanted to point out there may be cases where splitting the font up was not an ideal solution. > The size can be reduce if we use region specific fonts and not all > regions are installed. For example: > > * NotoSansCJK-Regular.ttc 18 M > > * NotoSansJP-Regular.otf 4.3 M > * NotoSansKR-Regular.otf 4.4 M > * NotoSansSC-Regular.otf 8 M > * NotoSansTC-Regular.otf 5.4M > > If all regions are installed, the file size is actually larger than > single font. I am not sure installing multi-regions font is a common > case or not. If all styles are installed, the total package size would be ~120MB for the CJK fonts vs. ~30-60MB for each of the other languages. Not a huge overhead, though I don't know if it would have any impact on usability. Probably not.
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