[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-komatuna (Re: ttf-konatuplus-light)

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Dec 15 05:46:51 UTC 2009

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):

> Fonts only depend on defoma because they use it in their postinst
> scripts. That doesn't apply to fontconfig due to the use of dpkg
> triggers. Fonts definitely can be useful without fontconfig - think
> games that rely on a specific font and access it by filename, you
> wouldn't want fontconfig forcibly installed in that case. fontconfig
> doesn't really enhance individual fonts in any way (like for eg SIL
> Graphite could), I don't think there is any justification for even a
> Suggests on fontconfig.

I tend to agree here.

If users want the functionality of fontconfig, then they should
install it directly, not really because individual font packages do
suggest it.

Said otherwise, if desktop environments can benefit from fontconfig,
then *they* should Suggest it....not the font package, again.

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