PreferredFonts

List of preferred fonts for the Live CD

Introduction

For our Ubuntu Live CD, we try to cover as many languages as possible, but unfortunately we are limited by the available space on the CD. Usually font packages include multiple fonts for a given language or set of languages, but we simply don't have enough space on the LiveCD to install all relevant font packages.

Therefore we will pick one or two fonts per language or script from the existing font packages and repackage them into a ubuntu-desktop-fonts package to ensure that the most popular languages can still be rendered on the screen.

If the user installs Ubuntu on the hard disk and has Internet connection available, the relevant font packages for his/her language(s) will still get automatically installed as usual. In order to pick the most suitable fonts for our LiveCD desktop, we'd like to ask the community for suggestions and comments on the font selection for their language(s). Below is a table with current suggestions and a Remarks field.

  • Please fill in a comment if the current pick is OK for your language or if you would suggest another font instead. If your language or script is missing, feel free to add it to the list.

(i) Additional info at: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/GUIFonts

Latin / Cyrillic / Greek

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

All Latin script languages

DejaVu Sans

DejaVu is very nice, but consider ttf-sil-gentium (Gentium is a Unicode typeface family designed to enable the many diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications.)

All Cyrillic script languages

DejaVu Sans

Greek

DejaVu Sans

OK

Middle East

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Arabic

KACST One

The current font in the repository is too old, it should be updated with the latest (improved) 3.0 release. The new version should ideally be packaged alone (not bundled with other KACST fonts). See the announcement.

Hebrew

DejaVu Sans

East Asia

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Chinese

WQY Micro Hei

wqy-microhei is a good font that derives from droid sans fallback, but its appearance on new Live CD still need testers' feedback and LoCo's investigation, there are some buddies considering wqy-zenhei is more fit their screens and eyes.

Japanese

Takao Gothic (improved IPA Gothic)

OK, we make new Takao P Gothic. WIP with Arne.

Korean

UnDotum

Indic scripts

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Bengali script

Lohit Bengali

Devanagari script

Gargi

Gujarati script

Rekha

Kannada script

Lohit Kannada

Malayalam script

Meera

Oriya script

Lohit Oriya

Punjabi script

Lohit Punjabi

Tamil script

Lohit Tamil

OK

Telugu script

Pothana2000

Sinhala

LK LUG

Southeast Asia

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Thai

Waree

Lao

DejaVu Sans

Khmer

Khmer OS

Myanmar

Padauk

Central Asia

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Armenian

DejaVu Sans

FreeSans is preferable. DejaVu Sans Armenian block is very poor quality.

Georgian

DejaVu Sans

Africa

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Ethiopian

Free Serif


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Translations/PreferredFonts (last edited 2010-03-02 14:13:31 by arnegoetje)