[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-lang-* virtual packages

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Mar 19 08:06:02 UTC 2006

> I like the idea of ttf-lang-* virtual package as well, because for the
> input methods packages I maintain, I always want to Depend/Recommend a
> font package that has Chinese/Japanese/whatever language, but I don't
> care which one, any one will do.

So, a short summary of this discussion could be:

We request for the creation of virtual packages named
ttf-lang-<langname> so that all font packages that are targeted for
the supprot of a given language can add a "Provides" on the relevant
virtual package(s).

The only drawback here is that virtual packages creation is a process
that is quite precisely defined in
and we would need to request for the creation of *a lot* of virtual

If these virtual packages are accepted, then our font packages naming
policy would say:

Font packages are to be named after the name of the font or font
family included in the package and should add a "Provides" field
listing the ttf-lang-* packages they provide support for.

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