[Pkg-fonts-devel] Standardizing the names of the font packages

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sun Mar 28 11:18:02 UTC 2010

Quoting Rogério Brito (rbrito at ime.usp.br):

 * the second part of the names of the fonts seem to include the maker (I
>   am using the work "maker" here in a general sense). In some cases, the

aka "foundry", yes.

>   maker is well known (say, ttf-bitstream-vera), but that's not always
>   the case: see ttf-thai-arundina.
>   It would be desirable to have the names of the font packages in the
>   form format-maker-name[-extra], where the part enclosed in brackets
>   would say some extra information.

This is more or less what we used. However, there are many historical
names, too..:-)

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