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In the font names, SC means Simplified Chinese, TC means Traditional Chinese.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:10, 13 March 2018


Chinese Default Fonts to Google Noto

Summary

Changes the default fonts for Chinese to Google Noto.

Owner

  • Name: Peng Wu
  • Email: pwu@redhat.com
  • Release notes ticket: #95

Current status

Detailed Description

Chinese has two script variants Simplified and Traditional. Noto font using following conventions - SC means Simplified Chinese, TC means Traditional Chinese.

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

  • sans-serif
    • Source Han Sans -> Noto Sans CJK
  • serif
    • Source Han Serif -> Noto Serif CJK
  • monospace
    • Source Han Sans -> Noto Sans Mono CJK

In the font names, SC means Simplified Chinese, TC means Traditional Chinese.


Benefit to Fedora

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

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Update packages with the proper priority of fontconfig config file (adobe-source-han-*-fonts, google-cjk-noto-*-sc-fonts and google-cjk-noto-*-tc-fonts)
    • Update comps
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: #7271 (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 if the default font is changed to Noto
    • run fc-match for sans, serif, and monospace say
  • Expected results
    • $ fc-match sans:lang=zh-tw NotoSansTC-Regular.otf: "Noto Sans TC" "Regular"
    • $ fc-match sans:lang=zh-cn NotoSansSC-Regular.otf: "Noto Sans SC" "Regular"
  • Check applications, including desktop/toolkit specific and terminals if Chinese characters is properly rendered.

User Experience

will see better quality of rendering for Chinese 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