Install ONLY necessary fonts by default, please!

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loveLM
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Install ONLY necessary fonts by default, please!

Post by loveLM » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:03 pm

Hey dear LinuxMint Team,

I've loved LM the first time I use it, largely because it's very minimal and I love to keep things simple. However, I do find it extremely annoying that many languages such as various Indian dialects, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Japanese, Arabic etc are installed by default. I had to spent extra time removing them one by one, as I don't want them to load in my font selector in Libre or Gimp. I would never need them. I suggest that those made optional. People who need those languages can install them from Software Manager themselves.

Meanwhile, some useful fonts such as the microsoft ones would be good to have, and installed by default if possible, as they're needed widely because we have to deal with non-linux users on a daily basis.

Thank you for the consideration.

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Re: Install ONLY necessary fonts by default, please!

Post by tenfoot » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 pm

+1 for that suggestion.

One of the first things I do on a new installation is to remove all foreign language fonts.
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Re: Install ONLY necessary fonts by default, please!

Post by JCH2 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:44 pm

+2 for that suggestion.

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