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Revision as of 07:52, 28 December 2017


Japanese Default Fonts to Google Noto

Summary

Changes the default fonts for Japanese to Google Noto.

Owner

  • Name: Akira TAGOH
  • Email: tagoh@redhat.com
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 28
  • Last updated: 2017-12-28
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Changes the default fonts for Japanese to Google Noto. each typefaces will be changed as the following:

  • sans-serif
    • VL Gothic -> Noto Sans JP
  • serif
    • (No default serif) -> Noto Serif JP
  • monospace
    • VL Gothic -> Noto Sans Mono CJK JP


Benefit to Fedora

This changes provides better quality of rendering for Japanese characters and consistencies in look among typefaces.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Update packages with the proper priority of fontconfig config file (vlgothic*fonts and google-cjk-noto-*-jp-fonts)
    • Update comps
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: #7224 (a check of an impact with Release Engineering is needed)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • Check the default font is changed to Noto
    • run fc-match say
  • Check applications, including desktop/toolkit specific and terminals if Japanese characters is properly rendered.

User Experience

will see better quality of rendering for Japanese characters on applications and on desktops.

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), No
  • Blocks product? none

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes