[Pkg-fonts-devel] rename msttcorefonts?

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Wed Jun 25 07:58:45 UTC 2008

Hi all,

[Please CC me on replies, thanks!]

On Mon, June 23, 2008 18:52, Christian Perrier wrote:
> I'd suggest "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" to make it clearer that the
> package doesn't provide fonts by itself
> Alternative: ttf-mscore-installer as a "ttf-foo" package is very
> likely to be related to "fonts"...:-)

Thank you for your input. I think I'll go for the
"ttf-mscorefonts-installer" name then; the font set is actually called "MS
Core Fonts" [for the Web] so keeping that name in the package name makes
sense to me. Even if the term 'fonts' is a bit duplicated, it doesn't hurt
to be a bit more verbose and use a recognisable name.

Paul Wise wrote:
> 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.

Yes, there was a bug about that filed a month ago but closed by the
maintainer. It seems the fonts aren't exactly the same and hence not
compatible. I'm reopening the bug and making it serious, see #425201 for
more details.

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

ttf-liberation only contains the most important fonts. I think demand will
significantly diminish, but for those still wanting to use Webdings or
Andale, this package would still be useful I guess.


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