[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#445686: ttf-dejavu-extra: please be consistent in the name of italic fonts

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Sun Oct 7 18:50:04 UTC 2007

Package: ttf-dejavu-extra
Version: 2.20-1
Severity: wishlist


the latest update closed bug #440142 [1] and this brought to my
attention the fact that some DejaVu variants are called Italic, while
others Oblique:

luca at gismo:~$ dpkg -L ttf-dejavu-extra | grep Italic

luca at gismo:~$ dpkg -L ttf-dejavu-extra | grep Oblique

luca at gismo:~$

This happens in the package description as well.

While I'm not a font expert, I guess that italic and oblique refers to
the same font variant.  This can generates confusion.

Could one name can be chosen once for all, please?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=440142

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ttf-dejavu-extra depends on:
ii  defoma                       0.11.10-0.1 Debian Font Manager -- automatic f
ii  ttf-dejavu-core              2.20-1      Vera font family derivate with add

ttf-dejavu-extra recommends no packages.

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