Hi, I’m a long-time Ubuntu user and have been trying to find out how/where to suggest trimming the amount of fonts that are installed by default.
The last time I ran into this issue was with a fresh install of Kubuntu. The number of fonts installed by default was so ridiculous, that various applications would freeze while displaying the font picker.
Needless to say, 99% of the users won’t need both a Devangari and a Anatolian Hieroglyphs font (why the latter is even installed, ever, is quite puzzling to me). Selecting the desired font becomes a pain, with so many irrelevant fonts.
The issue is very common and annoying, with numerous questions online about removing fonts:
- [etc. - Discourse won’t let me post more than 2 links at a time]
Installers already ask the user about the Regional settings. How about one checkbox, making it optional to “install fonts for other regions”? Who can help make this happen (or convince me it’s a stupid idea)?