[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFC: Planning an Intial Font Policy

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Dec 1 09:31:20 UTC 2010

On 01/12/10 06:09, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):
>> I wonder if the font- prefix needs to be plural when appropriate or not.
> We haven't addressed that yet.
> And now we have one package prefixed by font- (hosny-hamiri) and a few
> ITPs prefixed by fonts- (Nicolas ones).
> I don't really care but what I would strongly object against would be
> using the two prefixes!
> If fonts- is preferrable because most packages provide more than one
> font, then fine, and we'll rename font-hosny-hamiri...but let's avoid
> having both in the archive.

Indeed, we want some reasonable consistency.

Anyone in the team not happy with the fonts- prefix?
Please speak so we have consensus.

BTW we should get the corresponding lintian check
(font-in-non-font-package) updated to reflect our team's consensus. It's
just wishlist but still.


Nicolas Spalinger,
SIL NRSI volunteer - http://scripts.sil.org
Debian font task force -  http://pkg-fonts.alioth.debian.org
Open font community - http://planet.open-fonts.org

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