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Re: Font dependencies

herbert langhans <> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:13:52PM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>> I have found that after I have updated my system yesterday,
>> I've got Firefox and Thunderbird not rendering Cyrillic glyphs.
>> The problem was fixed by installation of fonts/dejavu-ttf,
>> and after I've grepped contents of firefox-13.0nb1 package
>> I have found several references to this font.
>> Installation of dejavu-ttf has fixed the same Thunderbird problem as well.
>> This prompts the question:
>> Should dejavu-ttf be made dependency of Firefox and Thunderbird packages?
>> It becomes a real nightmare to use Firefox in Russia. Note, that it
>> becomes rather hard to get out of that due to all those fancy GeoIP
>> tricks Google uses. (That's besides inability to read your own mail
>> in Thunderbird.)
> Maybe a firefox-cyrillic package would be practical thing. If you have
> cyrillic ttfs in your fonts collection, they can be disturbing since
> they appear in all the other programs too (if you never use them, like
> in western europe). 

I don't know how it affects other users, perhaps all users of non-Latin
scripts are affected equally.


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