I have an English Ubuntu. Today suddenly the update manager asks me to download 48 MB of "Japanese TrueType font, Ume-font". It says it is a new install. Do I really need this for something? I can not imagine why I need Japanese fonts.
This is the package that I am being 'forced' to install: http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/fonts/ttf-umefont
It is listed under DISTRIBUTION UPDATES.