[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFC: splitting ttf-dejavu package

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Wed Sep 5 21:22:06 UTC 2007

Hi all,

On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 08:12:19AM +0200, Denis Jacquerye wrote:
> On 8/29/07, Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org> wrote:
> > On 8/29/07, Arne Goetje <arne at linux.org.tw> wrote:
> >
> > > The goal is to have a set of core fonts to display the normal Live CD
> > > desktop screen and installer with only those fonts which are mandatory
> > > (normal and bold). For a full blown desktop installation, it is
> > > recommended that the user installs the -extra packages alongside the
> > > - -core packages, if (s)he desires.
> >
> > Sounds good to me then. A couple of the gnome prefs dialogs use
> > italic, but it wouldn't be a disaster if they were normal instead.
> >
> Fontconfig slants while keeping hinting, so the result is rather
> acceptable considered some fonts just have Oblique and not Italics. No
> need to have italic text changed.

I've just merged Arne's patch into trunk [1] along with a set of other patches;
note that I've changed all "2.19-1ubuntu1" entries into "2.19-2" also if
there will not be a 2.19-2 package: I'll change it into 2.20-1 when next upstream
version will be out.

It'd be great if somebody did some peer-reviewing of the changes: at the moment
I've only checked it builds fine and the expected files are generated.

thanx in advance,

[1] svn://anonymous@svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-fonts/packages/ttf-dejavu/trunk
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