[Konsole-devel] [konsole] [Bug 349350] Some monospaced fonts missing in the fonts menu

Yi Yang via KDE Bugzilla bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Sat Jul 2 07:35:37 UTC 2016


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--- Comment #2 from Yi Yang <ahyangyi at gmail.com> ---
A problem with auto-detecting monospace fonts is, some monospace fonts are not
really monospace, and they might have a good reason to do so.

Horacio Sanson has a good reason: he wants to use Japanese characters. Nobody
would make the kanas and especially kanjis as wide as latin letters. Instead,
these are "double width" letters that occupy as much space as two latin
letters. Consequentially it doesn't satisfy the usual definition of "monospace"

I see it a deficit of the definition rather than a deficit of the font or the
user. After all, whoever made that definition probably had absolutely no
knowledge of how East Asian Typography works.

China+Japan+Korea has about 1.6 billion population, and there are also oversea
users. Please, do something so that CJK users aren't completely ****ed by a
overly pedantic definition of "monospace".

I'd say please add an option that says "I know what I am doing and please let
me choose from all system fonts". That will satisfy everyone.

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