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A log of the installation (2020-12-25)
I have not attempted to reproduce this, but it _appears_ that I have hundreds of duplicate fonts – many of them Google's – after a Christmas day installation of x11-fonts/google-fonts and some other font-related packages.
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666 duplicate fonts
666. The Number of The Devil. Evil cackle.
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Attempting partial deduplication
With a sudo run of System Settings (KDE Plasma 5) I attempted to deduplicate a batch of … if I recall correctly, a hundred or so.
Numerous error dialogues appeared, as shown in this screenshot. I abandoned the attempt to deduplicate …
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Screenshot of KCharSelect
Maybe a symptom of the duplication.
In the menu of bookmarks, most of the bookmarked characters are no longer legible.
I know from memory that the uppermost menu item was a thumbs-up so I have no trouble with this one, but the more recently bookmarked characters (lower in the menu) are a mystery.
Maybe more symptoms of the duplication:
<https://i.imgur.com/L81pj8B.png> peculiar appearance (note the lack of spacing between words) in a PDF rendered by Okular
<https://i.imgur.com/p4GPh8U.png> the result of using Calibre to produce an EPUB from the PDF.
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KCharSelect after removing the google-fonts package
Main window (array of Noto Sans): a few gaps, these might be normal.
Global menu: I guess that this will not correct itself until after I sign out from KDE.
The PDF mentioned in a previous comment still appear odd in Okular.
I reinstalled the package, signed out, signed in, the KCharSelect view of Noto was messed up again so I removed the package.
[ 94326.008] (**) FontPath set to:
A commit references this bug:
Date: Sat Jan 9 18:21:02 UTC 2021
New revision: 560882
x11-fonts/google-fonts: Update to 0.0.0.20210108
- Add more dependencies on existing font packages to reduce font duplication
- Do not install variable fonts
Reported by: Graham Perrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Noto Sans Symbols with google-fonts installed
Thanks for the report, 20210108 should reduce font duplication somewhat.
As to emojis/dingbats, you'll have to provide a little help to fontconfig, e.g.:
$ mkdir -p ~/.config/fontconfig
Then either append to an existing fonts.conf or create a new one:
$ cat > ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf <<EOD
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<family>Noto Color Emoji</family>
(In reply to Dmitri Goutnik from comment #8)
Maybe add a message to the package?