[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-freefont packages' descriptions

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Tue Mar 30 05:18:16 UTC 2010

> +Package: otf-freefont
> +Architecture: all
> +Depends: ${misc:Depends}
> +Recommends: x-ttcidfont-conf
> +Description: Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono OpenType fonts
> + A set of free high-quality OpenType fonts covering the UCS
> + character set. These fonts are similar to the (in)famous Helvetica,
> + Times and Courier fonts.

Hmmm, this could have been a good opportunity to improve the packages'

- overcapitalization in synopsis
- discouraged non-sentence in long description. Should be "This
package provides a set..."
- drop "free": we now that these fonts are free as they're in Debian
- drop "high quality". I'm not sure that everybody agrees on this and,
anyway, that more sounds like advertizing than describing
- drop "(in)". There's nothing infamous in the said fonts and we don't
need to appear as aggressive...:). Indeed, drop "famous" as well and
just be factual.

Description: fonts with wide Unicode coverage (serif, sans and mono) - OpenType
 This package provides a set of fonts covering a large part of the UCS
 character set. These fonts are by design similar to the Helvetica,
 Times and Courier fonts.
 This package provides the OpenType Freefont files.

...and a parallel description for ttf-freefont..

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