Debian: International Fonts

Ubuntu comes with a large swath of international fonts installed by default, but Debian requires a little more attention. Although I can’t read the languages, I can recognize which script is which. Besides, boxes are just ugly.

  • East Asian: apt-get install ttf-arphic-uming ttf-wqy-zenhei ttf-sazanami-mincho ttf-sazanami-gothic ttf-unfonts-core (source)
  • Indic: apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts (source)
  • All together: apt-get install ttf-arphic-uming ttf-wqy-zenhei ttf-sazanami-mincho ttf-sazanami-gothic fonts-unfonts-core ttf-indic-fonts

These are merely the ones that I missed the most. I may update this post in the future.

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  1. I was looking at the package description and noticed this for ttf-sazanami-mincho and ttf-sazanami-gothic:

    Both this package and its alternative kochi font are legacy and
    deprecated. You are recommended to transition to other modern
    font packages such as “fonts-ipafont-mincho”.

    That results in: sudo apt-get install ttf-arphic-uming ttf-wqy-zenhei fonts-ipafont-mincho fonts-ipafont-gothic fonts-unfonts-core
    I should probably update both this post and Wikipedia.

    November 24, 2013 @ 11:26Permalink
    Frans

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