Ubuntu

Droid Sans Fallback as default CJK fonts

Reported by fishoo on 2008-12-30
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-support-zh (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Arne Goetje

Bug Description

Droid Sans Fallback was released by google. It has an Apache license, so it's OK to use it. It looks great on both LCD and traditional monitors. I think it will be better that Droid Sans Fallback is the default CJK font and the wqy ZenHei font is the second one.

fishoo (fishoo) on 2009-03-20
description: updated
ZhengPeng Hou (zhengpeng-hou) wrote :

Droid is not good enough to be the default fallback for CJK now, at least not so well for Chinese.

Changed in language-support-zh (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-6
status: New → Won't Fix
ZhengPeng Hou (zhengpeng-hou) wrote :

and you can found more details here:
http://wenq.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=748
for why we don't think its good enough for CJK

fishoo (fishoo) wrote :

Droid Sans Fallback for chinese include gb2312 charset only. although it's not enough, the font is made by people from large company and the glyph of the font is beautiful than that of wqy ZenHei. Just like the default english font --Bitstream Vera Sans, the font is nice, but the number of character is too small, so the DejaVu font is used for complementarity.

btw, DejaVu is based on Bitstream, and wenq WeimiHei is also based on Droid Sans Fallback. WeimiHei covers gbk and will extend to gb18030 soon, it's not mature though.

the sans font order:

if the WeimiHei is mature enough for use
1 Droid Sans Fallback
2 wenq WeimiHei
3 wenq ZenHei

if the WeimiHei is not mature
1 Droid Sans Fallback
2 wenq ZenHei

I accessed the forum of wenq before, and i found that they also endorse the Droid Sans Fallback or weimihei was better than zenhei. Droid Sans Fallback is totally made up of module.

1 we're in deep freeze already.
2 only cover the gb2312 is not acceptable to us, even in china we have
GBT standard for linux which will require gb18030
3 Wen Quan Yi project is working on te sub-project named 微米黑, this
will be better in future

2009/3/24 fishoo <email address hidden>:
> Droid Sans Fallback for chinese include gb2312 charset only. although
> it's not enough, the font is made by people from large company and the
> glyph of the font is beautiful than that of wqy ZenHei. Just like the
> default english font --Bitstream Vera Sans, the font is nice, but the
> number of character is too small, so the DejaVu font is used for
> complementarity.
>
> btw, DejaVu is based on Bitstream, and wenq WeimiHei is also based on
> Droid Sans Fallback. WeimiHei covers gbk and will extend to gb18030
> soon, it's not mature though.
>
> the sans font order:
>
> if the WeimiHei is mature enough for use
> 1 Droid Sans Fallback
> 2 wenq WeimiHei
> 3 wenq ZenHei
>
> if the WeimiHei is not mature
> 1 Droid Sans Fallback
> 2 wenq ZenHei
>
> I accessed the forum of wenq before, and i found that they also endorse
> the Droid Sans Fallback or weimihei was better than zenhei. Droid Sans
> Fallback is totally made up of module.
>
> --
> Droid Sans Fallback as default CJK fonts
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/312435
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> Simplified Chinese Translators, which is subscribed to language-support-
> zh in ubuntu.
>

fishoo (fishoo) wrote :

wqy 微米黑 will cover gb18030, so I think it should be the best free chinese font we can get. I hope Droid Sans Fallback and 微米黑 will be set default in next next version --9.10 :)

Hou, thanks for your reply.

luojie-dune (luojie-dune) wrote :

2009/3/24 fishoo <email address hidden>

> wqy 微米黑 will cover gb18030, so I think it should be the best free
> chinese font we can get. I hope Droid Sans Fallback and 微米黑 will be set
> default in next next version --9.10 :)
>
> Hou, thanks for your reply.
>
> --
> Droid Sans Fallback as default CJK fonts
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/312435
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> Simplified Chinese Translators, which is subscribed to language-support-
> zh in ubuntu.
>

Then I will post a vote poll next time, I personally support WQY zenhei as
default, for I dislike the figure of 圆体)扁的字都不要,比如雅黑 米黑 准圆 之流的。

fishoo (fishoo) wrote :

Does the 米黑 font belong to 圆体 or 扁体? then I think the zenhei also belong to 扁体.

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