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Re: Bug#500532: please improve english NEWS.Debian text

Hideki Yamane <henrich@debian.or.jp> writes:

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ttf-kochi (1.0.20030809-6) unstable; urgency=low
>   -------------------------------------------------------------------
>   | Please use ttf-sazanami-{mincho,gothic}, instead of ttf-kochi   |
>   -------------------------------------------------------------------

That reads fine.

If there is no detriment in using the sazanami packages as a
replacement for the kochi packages, I would suggest making the message
a little more decisive:

    The ttf-kochi-* packages are deprecated, use ttf-sazanami-{mincho,gothic} instead.

>   Upstream development of the kochi fonts has been discontinued. The author
>   of these fonts suggests as a replacement the use of the kochi-based
>   "sazanami" fonts. These fix several glyphs which are corrupted in the
>   kochi fonts.
>  -- Hideki Yamane (Debian-JP) <henrich@debian.or.jp>  Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:33:35 +0900
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reads fine to me.

Separate from this, do you think it would be a good idea to also set a
“Recommends: ttf-sazanami-mincho” on the ‘ttf-kochi-mincho’ package
(and for s/mincho/gothic/)? It doesn't seem to contradict the
“Recommends” field meaning, if I understand it properly; and it
would communicate this message automatically via the package manager.

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Ben Finney

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