[Pkg-fonts-devel] rename msttcorefonts?

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Jun 23 16:16:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs at debian.org> wrote:

> (Hopefully, the recent addition of ttf-liberation will reduce demand on
> this package, which is a kludge anyway... but back on topic)

I personally hope we could remove them in lenny+1 if ttf-liberation
proves a good replacement.

> The request is to rename to something like ttf-mscorefonts. I'm not
> adverse to this idea but would like your input on whether this is a useful
> or even good idea, and what would be the best name. The package doesn't
> contain real fonts but is an installer for ttf fonts, if that matters.

I think it is good to have font package names adhere to some scheme.
Thus far the current practice in the archive seems to be <type>-<name>
or <type>-<foundry>-<name>, I think the latter is probably better.

So, how about something like ttf-ms-core-installer or

There is precedent in the name of the ttf-root-installer package,
which also provides an installer for Microsoft fonts, possibly even
the same ones. I think perhaps that the ttf-root-installer package was
added to the archive in error.

> I'll probably keep Providing msttcorefonts as this name is used in many
> help documents etc.

Makes sense.



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