[Pkg-fonts-devel] Renaming of ttf-tuffy to ttf-tulrich-tuffy?

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Dec 21 18:25:43 UTC 2009

Quoting Fabian Greffrath (fabian at greffrath.com):
> Hi team,
> in his latest blog post [1] bubulle suggests to keep a consistent
> naming scheme for font packages which includes a foundry name
> between the ttf- prefix and the actual font name. Well, I maintain a
> font by Thatcher Ulrich called Tuffy (ttf-tuffy) in Debian [2]. For
> the sake of consistency I would say we rename the package to
> ttf-tulrich-tuffy, but on the other hand T. Ulrich is not a foundry
> and Tuffy is his only font (so far). So what do you think?

I'd say that this is probably not very high priority. The case of
"single-font" 'foundries', who are often individuals, has been
discussed very briefly recently, after I proposed naming some fonts
produced by Raph Levien (author of Inconsolata and a few others) as

Actually, the benefit for this would be very low in the case you
describe, so "consistency for the sake of consistency" is probably not
worth the hassle. We could then make an exception for fonts that are
the only ones produced by a said individual or organization.

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