Josef “Jeff” Sipek


During an experiment, I needed to install Fedora 12. I made a few mistakes:

  1. I went with the netinstall. Unlike Debian’s netinstall, Fedora’s is very slow.
  2. The installer was a bit sluggish under KVM, and so I accidentally clicked though the window that let me unselect Gnome. So it’s installing the whole shebang.
  3. For whatever reason, it is installing CJK fonts. I do not speak either of those languages, and therefore they are useless to me. Furthermore, I’ve been told that something in the neighborhood of 20% of Fedora users make use of CJK. That just sounds wrong. Why install a package by default that only 20% of your userbase will benefit from? Aren’t there more useful packages?


  1. *Are* they useless? Would you rather see boxes or question marks? At least, you can then tell Chinese, Japanese, and Korean text apart and get some more context.

    Comment by unknown — January 1, 1970 @ 00:00

  2. Note that I didn't say that CJK fonts were universally useless - they are just useless to me. Knowing the language doesn't really help me since I can't read any of them (distinguising between them is trivial - at least most of the time).

    I ended my post with a question: Aren't there more useful packages? In other words, packages that more people will benefit from.

    Comment by unknown — January 1, 1970 @ 00:00

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