[SailfishDevel] fonts in Sailfish

rinigus rinigus.git at gmail.com
Fri May 5 13:34:01 UTC 2017


thank you for a fast reply! I guess I'll bundle then the required subset of
Noto fonts for the time being.


On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Pekka Vuorela <pekka.vuorela at jolla.com>

> On pe, 2017-05-05 at 13:43 +0300, rinigus wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am developing an application that has to have an access to the
> > fonts covering all languages. While coverage of the fonts distributed
> > with SFOS has improved in 2.1, I still get failure with rendering
> > Sinhala in QML. Probably some other scripts are missing as well.
> >
> > For technical reasons, I need to specify the fonts used for rendering
> > in the program or accompanying style files. Changing that would be
> > far from trivial and I would prefer to specify font paths and names
> > for now when compiling program/generating styles.
> >
> > Hence my questions:
> >
> > * Do we have somewhere a list of fonts that are always available on
> > SFOS and their path (directories)? I could see a bunch of fonts under
> > /usr/share/fonts, I presume that's all we have for now.
> Yea, that's what we have.
> > * Probably correct way to tackle the font rendering issue would be to
> > include Noto fonts (or something similar). Ideally, it should be done
> > via a separate package. I can include all the required fonts in RPM,
> > but that would blow up the package probably by ~40MB in size
> > (uncompressed 52MB, zip compressed 42MB). Sounds a bit like a waste
> > of bandwidth, but probably the only way to do that in agreement with
> > the Harbour policies. Jolla, any plans to include Noto (or similar)
> > fonts into SFOS distribution? Or changes in policies allowing us to
> > push fonts to the devices?
> While font coverage is slowly getting better, there are unfortunately
> still lot of scripts missing. What we've added has been done with the
> aim to have it mixing nicely with existing fonts, sometimes making
> small adjustments here and there.
> Including a big set of Noto fonts or similar is not in the plans right
> now, would require quite a bunch of fonts. The best thing for you could
> be just including custom fonts in the application if those are needed.
> If there are certain scripts people would really like to have, would be
> good to have votes on together.jolla.com.
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