Comment 10 for bug 1575555

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Inspired by what JI Xiang reported above, and as an experiment, I created a version of fonts-noto-cjk, which installs 36 individual font files instead of the NotoSansCJK.ttc bundle, and uploaded it to this PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~gunnarhj/+archive/ubuntu/fonts-noto-cjk

Seems to work, which indicates that there is some incompatibility between Google's NotoSansCJK.ttc bundle and Google's own web browser.

There is a big problem with this solution, though: The .deb file in the PPA is huge, really huge: 372 MiB to be compared with the original .deb file of 71 MiB.

It should be said that neither Google Chrome nor Chromium is included by default in Ubuntu. Considering that, and taken into account that fonts-noto-cjk is included in the ISO files of both Ubuntu and the flavors, it's not likely that adding 300 MiB to work around this issue will be considered a reasonable measure.

So probably we need another solution. But in the meantime the PPA is available for your convenience. :)