PreferredFonts

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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. Therefor we try to strip down the amount of packages and files installed, while ensuring that the most popular languages can still be rendered on the screen. In order to pick the most suitable fonts for our default 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.

Latin / Cyrillic / Greek

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

All Latin script languages

DejaVu Sans

All Cyrillic script languages

DejaVu Sans

Greek

DejaVu Sans

Middle East

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Arabic

KACST One

Hebrew

DejaVu Sans

East Asia

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Chinese

WQY Micro Hei

Japanese

Takao Gothic (improved IPA Gothic)

Korean

UnDotum

Indic scripts

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Bengali script

Lohit Bengali

Devanagari script

Gargi

Gujarati script

Lohit Gujarati

Kannada script

Lohit Kannada

Malayalam script

Meera

Oriya script

Lohit Oriya

Punjabi script

Lohit Punjabi

Tamil script

Lohit Tamil

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

Georgian

DejaVu Sans

Africa

Language/Script

Current font pick

Remarks

Ethiopian

Free Serif


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