[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#568109: xfonts-scalable: Utopia has been Free software for a good amount of time

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Wed Feb 17 07:31:14 UTC 2010

Hi, Norbert and Co.

On Feb 03 2010, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Di, 02 Feb 2010, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > 1 format in the texlive packages, but it seems that texlive doesn't
> > register the fonts with X, as they are installed in a directory
> > other
> That is right, and there was some recent discussion about this how
> to make the texlive packages register fonts with font config.

Is there any place where I could get a summary of the discussion? Of
course, in an ideal world, every font installed on a system would be
available for every program.

> If someone comes up with a decent proposal and knowledge how to
> register fonts I am open to do that. But there are some trigger
> questions how to call the fc-cache thingy.

Honest questions (not rhetorical, not ironic): What are the difficult
points in this? What about the process of installation of simpler font
packages with the system? Is that too deficient?

> I would be *very* grateful if someone can come up with a nice
> proposal.

I would be happy to help once I learn about the main problems. I only
have packaged one font or another for my private use, but I would love
to make things widespread and document the knowledge.


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