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Recommended update for kochi-substitute


(Last modified: 24MAY2005)

solutions Recommended update for kochi-substitute SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (50b4df0b6ea6b7b70684b96eefe6e640)

Applies to

Package: kochi-substitute
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-10074
Release: 20050524
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you are using Japanese.



Problem description

  • This patch removes several wrong glyphs from the kochi-substitute fonts which are the default fonts used for Japanese. It is better to have no glyphs at all at these code points instead of completely wrong glyphs.
  • Many applications (e.g. all GTK2 applications) can then use other fonts as fallback for the missing glyphs. If the glyphs are already there, fallbacks will not be used and the user will see completely wrong characters.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh kochi-substitute.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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