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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] www-client/chromium and asian fonts, help needed
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:37:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] www-client/chromium and asian fonts, help needed by "Paweł Hajdan
1 >>>>> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011, Pawe³ Hajdan, wrote:
3 > There is a bug about www-client/chromium and asian fonts:
4 >
6 > First, I'm just wondering whether making the browser RDEPEND on some
7 > fonts would be a correct solution. Maybe, similarly to the icon
8 > themes, we should just suggest some fonts in pkg_postinst.
10 I think this would be conceptionally wrong. Fonts are a property of
11 the X server and shouldn't be a dependency of an X client (which may
12 even run on a different machine).
14 Already chromium's dependency on virtual/ttf-fonts is wrong, IMHO.
16 We had the same discussion for Emacs some time ago (see bug 137598),
17 and we output a message in pkg_postinst() that Emacs requires fonts.
19 Ulrich