[Pkg-fonts-devel] Inconsolata font

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Sun Dec 5 18:39:16 UTC 2010

Dear Atsuhito,

On Dec 05 2010, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2010 22:58:35 -0200, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > According to our new Font Policy (being written at this moment, I am behind
> > my schedule here), this is not correct. The proper place would be
> > opentype/inconsolata (without the truetype and the ttf- parts).
> I agree(*1).  There might be many packages (ttf-gfs-*) which 
> share the same problem.  For example,
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-artemisia/GFSArtemisia.otf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-baskerville/GFSBaskerville.otf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-bodoni-classic/GFSBodoniClassic.otf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-didot-classic/GFSDidotClassic.otf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-didot/GFSDidot.otf

Right. Fixing that is just a matter of renaming the files and should be done
quite easily. I think that this won't happen for squeeze, though. :-(

> > Of course, if texlive *needs* a proper font at a given version, then it
> > should be free to carry that font with it. Otherwise, just depending on the
> > font being provided by another package should suffice.
> I'm afraid moving them from texlive-fonts-* to an appropriate
> package and making texlive-fonts-* depend on such package
> is not acceptable for TeXLive team.

If I recall correctly, I seem to remember that Norbert (or was that Frank?)
once said that they would be more than happy on depending on other packages
if such packages had active maintainance.

For example, beamer, lmodern, the gyre fonts etc. are all in packages not in
the texlive-* naming.

> I guess duplication might be much better option.

I hope that we can coordinate on this for the future releases.

> Now my main concern is when or if we can clean up some disorder 
> between truetype and opentype, i.e. (*1).

I am not a Debian Developer, which means that I have limited upload rights,
but I am willing to take some hours of the next week (probably, near the
weekend) to do a mass renaming of things in some packages.


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